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...

Photos of the Day: Children weaving cloth in Khonoma village in...

I spotted these children in the Khonoma Village of Nagaland, located 20 km from the state capital Kohima. They were weaving cloth on the...

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...

Kaziranga National Park, Assam: e-Book

Is Kaziranga the best national park in India? Most wildlife enthusiasts would answer with a resounding yes. The reserve is no less than a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Days 34-38: Stuck! Scary Landslides and falling rocks...

Feeling like I had conquered the North Pole, I thanked the Army officers for their hospitality at Kibithu (the eastern most motorable settlement in...