Nagaland

Opium: The Weapon of Choice by the British to Defeat the Konyaks of Nagaland | Vanishing Tribes

The British could not get the better of the Konyaks in warfare when the former ruled India. To add to their woes, they were a prized catch for the headhunting Konyaks. When force did not[Read More…]

Do you want the necklaces worn by Konyak Tribals in Nagaland? | Vanishing Tribes

Konyaks love colour, their favourites being red, yellow and orange. The Aoling festival flowers are the red Coral Tree flowers, red lilies and yellow orchids.

The Last of Tattooed Faces and Bodies: Konyak Tribe, Mon, Nagaland | Vanishing Tribes

When I see tribes of the North-East of India, I cannot help shoot those who sport tattoos and other adornments. They are unique with none like them.

Headhunters of Nagaland – Konyaks Celebrating Aoling Festival | Vanishing Tribes

How does the Konyak tribe celebrate its annual Aoling festival? Tune in to the above video for a glimpse. To know more about the festival, click here to read my post on the same.

The Aoling Festival of the Konyak Tribe, Nagaland: Facts | Vanishing Tribes

For years, I had been wanting to attend the annual Aoling Festival of the famed headhunting tribe of Nagaland in north-eastern India. When I finally got the opportunity, not only was I not disappointed but[Read More…]

The Day I Met the Headhunters of Nagaland – Finally | Vanishing Tribes

My first trip to Nagaland – in fact, to any part of the north-east of India, was in December 2009. I attended the Hornbill Festival, and visited many towns and villages – but a dodgy[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…]

Photos of the Day: Enjoying the Christmas Carnival in Kohima, Nagaland

These photos were taken in Kohima in Nagaland in December 2009 during the Hornbill Festival. Every evening, the main market would close and the streets given out to those who set up stalls to sell[Read More…]

by January 25, 2010 Nagaland, North-East India, Travel Pix

The World War II Cemetery in Kohima, Nagaland: A Moving Experience

During World War II, the Japanese had overrun Burma and were advancing into India when British forces, ably assisted by Naga troops, finally forced them to retreat at Kohima. The site of one of the[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 Nagaland, North-East India

A trip to Nagaland’s Misty Mountains

Even Tolkien couldn’t have just imagined a place so stunning. His fabled Misty Mountains in Middle Earth, those lofty sentinels of Rivendell, seem inspired by the forever fog-draped mountains of… no not Switzerland, not New[Read More…]

by December 29, 2009 Nagaland, North-East India