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...

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...

Photo of the Day: Sumi Tribe of Nagaland at Hornbill Festival

This image of Sumi tribals was taken at the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland that takes place from December 1-7 every year. The Sumis are...

Opium: The Weapon of Choice by the British to Defeat the...

The British could not get the better of the Konyaks in warfare when the former ruled India. To add to their woes, they were...

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

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...

The Last of Tattooed Faces and Bodies: Konyak Tribe, Mon, Nagaland...

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...

The Day I Met the Headhunters of Nagaland – Finally |...

My first trip to Nagaland – in fact, to any part of the north-east of India, was in December 2009. I attended the Hornbill...

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...

Headhunters of Nagaland – Konyaks Celebrating Aoling Festival | Vanishing Tribes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpTMHrcASk4 How does the Konyak tribe celebrate its annual Aoling festival? Tune in to the above video for a glimpse. To know more about the...

Go to Nagaland – it is safe and beautiful

I have just returned from the north-eastern state of Nagaland, for long a state affected by political violence and underdevelopment. Even before I left,...