Great Himalayan Drive Day 33: Driving to Kibithu on India’s eastern...

I set out on a rainy morning for Kibithu – the eastern most settlement in India that can be accessed by road. It was a...

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...

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 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 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: 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 Day 31: A tricky suspension bridge and sweet...

How do you cross a suspension bridge? Just walk across it, right? In theory, yes. In practice, a very different proposition – at least...

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...

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...

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...