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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 41: Chasing the Gibbon apes, the only...

I woke all excited at 5:00 am to head out to the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary near Kaziranga National Park and Jorhat in Assam. The...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 39-40: Back to the wilds in Kaziranga...

After the turmoil of Arunachal’s mountains, it was back to the wilds – this time at the Kaziranga National Park, one of the best...

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...

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 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...

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 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 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 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...