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...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 24: The games elephants play at Manas...

This will go down as probably the best moment of all my travels. Setting out early to spot wildlife and birds at the Manas...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 23: Watching elephants bathe in the setting...

One of the best moments of The Great Himalayan Drive happened at Manas National Park in Assam for me: the sight of elephants bathing...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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,...