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A Night of Fear in Hayuliang, Arunachal Pradesh | #IndiaisCalling

Fear comes in many forms. Eviction from the only room in town at midnight, after a harrowing two day drive dodging falling stones and landslides, can rank amongst the worst kind. In my earlier posts,[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Dodging Falling Rocks and Landslides | #IndiaisCalling

Mountain drives are exhilarating. But they can get a little too adventurous, and tricky, at times. Imagine it is raining and clouds at road level are limiting visibility. And then a falling stone misses your[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Take a U-Turn or Drive Into Chinese Army | #IndiaisCalling

Kibithu is India’s easternmost motorable point, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. When you get there, your only option is to turn back – if you carry on, you will earn the ire of[Read More…]

A Decade of Travel and Me

I have wake up moments in life. In a stroke, I take major decisions that can alter the course of my personal or professional life. The summer of 2017 will mark a decade of my[Read More…]

by January 1, 2017 #AJontheRoad, #WhereisAJ, Stuff

Driving Into Nepal – And Beyond to the North-East | #IndiaisCalling

Let me share a secret with you. If you like the idea of travel, the best journeys on the planet are road trips in the Indian subcontinent. I have driven over 100,000 kms in this[Read More…]

Hotel Review: Meghauli Serai by Taj Safaris, Chitwan, Nepal

No matter how many great hotels I have stayed in, there is always another one waiting to surprise and delight at the same time. The Meghauli Serai by Taj Safaris in Chitwan National Park in[Read More…]

Bera, Rajasthan: Welcome to Leopard Country – It is Wild and Free | WILDLIFE

Believe it or not: There is a village in Rajasthan called Bera where leopards roam free. Along it flows the river Jawai, with the Jawai Dam built on it. And the resulting beautiful lake is[Read More…]

Kenya: First Time in Masai Mara

When I was leaving for the Masai Mara for my first trip to East Africa’s wilds, friends told me I would be overwhelmed with tears of joy when I first set my eyes on the[Read More…]

Who Killed the Rhino? In Kaziranga National Park, India | Video

The rhinoceros is a beautiful animal, a giant yet a herbivore. It means no harm to any living being, so why is it being killed all over the world? For its poachers to earn a[Read More…]

Off to Kenya – With an Eleventh Hour Itinerary | Wildlife

After years of planning and anticipation, I finally left for Kenya. On October 27, 2015 to be precise. But not before uncertainty till almost the last minute.