This article is about a significant element of Nepali Culture which seems to be fading in the modern world. There is a significant lack of knowledge due to the seemingly unremarkable prevalence of the subject among the majority of the youth in Sikkim (as per the author’s personal study of people around him).
They often attacked nearby villages of other tribes, chopping off heads of opposing warriors and bringing them home as trophies to hang in the Morong(a communal house). With the exception of these displays of violent behavior, the tribe members always used to and still, to this day, respect their traditions and other cultural practices, even though headhunting has ceased to be a part of the Konyak lifestyle.
Hriidaii Raj Chettri, a 17 year old novelist from Gangtok sheds light upon the feeling of shame and how it is widely demonised when it should not be. He shares his insights on how shame can be used as a constructive tool to better ourselves and how it could help us adhere to a spiritually fulfilling set of values.