Bangalore, 10th June 2015: In a bid to bring the Northeast closer to you, a group of individuals today launched an online platform called www.giskaa.com where you can buy products from all the eight Northeastern States – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. GISKAA is the only online store in India that stocks & Sells products from all the eight Northeast States. The online store has close to 1,600 unique products and is rapidly expanding by adding 60 new products every week. GISKAA also ships internationally to its customers; Tanzania, Costa Rica, Malaysia and other countries.
For people who haven’t been to the northeast of India but are curious to know about the culture, GISKAA is like a goldmine. www.giskaa.com is an exclusive online marketplace for products sourced exclusively from the Northeast. It is also a platform for artisans from the Northeast to professionally showcase their products and promote them among a large mainstream Indian audience.
The majority of the products available are unique, handmade and eco-friendly items around fashion, home décor and office accessories which are exclusively available only on giskaa.com. Products like, kids clothing fabric, handmade footwear, baskets, tableware and others at a very reasonable cost. The online marketplace also includes a range of exciting ethnic food & beverage items from the region including mouth-watering pickles, dried vegetables, herbs and spices that are only available on giskaa.com.
‘Discovering the NorthEast is just a click away’
Speaking on the occasion, the co-founder and CEO of GISKAA, Meghanath Singh said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of www.giskaa.com, through which the audience of the larger Indian Diaspora will be able to connect and apprehend the rich and varied cultural and traditional heritage the Northeast has to offer.” He further added that “Northeast India remains largely unexplored especially by people who don’t belong to any of the eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. It is perhaps the geographical location of the Northeast that isolates it from the rest of the country. As such, many remain unaware of the rich Northeast culture and heritage. It was possibly this thought and the want to integrate the Northeast into the mainstream Indian culture that led us to come up with a platform called GISKAA, an online store.”
www.giskaa.com today is the largest online store for products from the Northeast Region (NER) covering all the 8 Northeast states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Tripura. Driven by the vision of “making Northeast artisans and their unique products accessible to the rest of India”, the team has managed to implement a large-scale network of artisans and product suppliers in the region making GISKAA the largest organized network of Northeast artisans.
GISKAA (pronounced /dʒɪskaa/) is an acronym formed by taking the first letter of the names of the capitals for each of the 8 Northeastern states: G – Guwahati/Gangtok I – Imphal/Itanagar S – Shillong K – Kohima A – Agartala A – Aizwal. The mission of GISKAA is to bring the Northeast closer to you, whether it’s your home or a land that you’ve yearned to experience. The GISKAA team works closely with even the remotest of artisans in the hills and villages building a trusted “circle of partners” with an objective to deliver a sustainable means of livelihood for them and generating employment in the region through GISKAA.