My Journey into conservation: Illuminations from Arunachal Pradesh

It was a delight coming across M.Janaki’s instagram handle @janaki_27. Behind each lovely image was a story about a forest, a tribe or place from the far flung corners of Arunachal Pradesh. A state that holds a very dear spot in my heart. Out of pure curiosity I got in touch with her to know […]

Travel with Curtain Call Adventures

I see my customers as my guests that I have invited along on a personal tour. Every trip I observe and try to make it a little bit more special as an experience. I belong to a generation that still remembers going to see a movie in a cinema hall with cousins, neighbors and aunts […]

The Yak Dancers of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The state of Arunachal Pradesh  falls in the snow capped eastern Himalayan region with one of the most photogenic terrains in the country. It is often referred to as the Shangri la of the north eastern states and begs for a thorough exploration. It has been rightfully said that in order to understand a place, one […]

Buddhist architecture of the eastern Himalayas

Traditional architectural styles prevalent in the eastern Himalayas across Sikkim, Bhutan and Eastern Arunachal Pradesh are characteristically simple with Buddhist influences and carved wooden window frames. The use of local sustainable materials such as rammed earth, stones and wood is customary. A prominent feature is the window assembly known as a rabsel in Bhutan. The […]

Ani Gompas – Buddhist nunneries of Tawang district.

As a young girl I studied in a Christian convent school in Shillong run by a mix of Indian and Irish nuns. I was initially quite taken aback and then fascinated to hear about the Buddhist nunneries since I had at the age of ten assumed that only boys joined the monasteries.  Arunachal Pradesh has […]

Collecting tales, creating trails – interacting with the Apatani tribe

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. – Mark Twain After investing over a quarter of a century in familial […]

Tale of nine sisters sojourn into the realms of the east – Sita Kumar

  The gateway to the northeast “Guwahati” was our first port of call. From different directions we met at Kamakya temple which houses the deity who guards the city. The atmosphere in the temple was so charged. It gave us an insight of the Assamese as they flocked to this place of worship. Continuing further […]