Arunachal Pradesh

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…]

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…]

7 Places in India to Write Your Next Book

Every author works best in a setting of his or her choosing. Stephen King may prefer a windowless basement where he can transport himself to his own make-believe world – but many an author would[Read More…]

Exploring the North-East with Rajeev Khandelwal – The Full Episode: Ford India – National Geographic My Endeavour alterrain Series

Ford natgeo-rajeevkhandelwal-episode from kunzum There are certain regions in the country that one can go back to any number of times, and they still call you back. And so it is with the North-East. Agreeing[Read More…]

Ford India – National Geographic My Endeavour: Exploring the North-East with Rajeev Khandelwal

Ford India – National Geographic: MyEndeavour with Rajeev Khandelwal from kunzum There are two ways to travel: either alone, or with someone who shares the same passion and interest in travel as you. In Bollywood[Read More…]

Hello Ladies…of Arunachal Pradesh!

“I want to marry you,” calls out Anne. “Er, I’m already married,” I reply. “So?,” she asks with a shrug of her slim shoulders. “What’s the problem?” “There is no problem,” I reply with a[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Days 34-38: Stuck! Scary Landslides and falling rocks leave me stranded in Arunachal Pradesh

Feeling like I had conquered the North Pole, I thanked the Army officers for their hospitality at Kibithu (the eastern most motorable settlement in India) and started back in the rain. And then the troubles[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 33: Driving to Kibithu on India’s eastern most road in Arunachal Pradesh

I set out on a rainy morning for Kibithu – the eastern most settlement in India that can be accessed by road. It was a picturesque drive on a well maintained road, valleys on one[Read More…]