Great Himalayan Drive Day 28: Does Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh...

A tree cutter Prem Subba was working in a forest around the Kardo village (on a hill by the same name), about 4 kms...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 27: Meeting the Apatanis tribals in Ziro...

Change is all around us. And it is permeating even the remote and lesser developed regions of the world. If you are going to...

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...

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Take a U-Turn or Drive Into Chinese Army...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Days 25-26: In Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh

After the excitement of watching elephants bathe and play at the Manas National Park in Assam, the following two days of the Great Himalayan...

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...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 29: Celebrating the Nyokum Yullo festival with...

Along with the Hill Miris and Apatanis, the Nyishis are one of the main tribes of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. And...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 30: Notes from Daporijo in Arunachal Pradesh

I reached Daporijo from Ziro on day 30 of the Great Himalayan Drive – the experience in this town was a mixed one. Here...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 32: Driving over river beds, and ferry...

Day 32 of the Great Himalayan Drive marked what would be many days of adventurous, and sometimes dangerous driving, into the lesser known after...