A home for the holidays

As any seasoned traveller will tell you, the best way to experience the indigenous flavour of a place is to live like a local. One way to do that is to choose a homestay over a hotel or resort. For one, you’ll become part of your host’s family for the duration of your stay. This […]

A PERFECT CUP OF TEA – Bearers, Planter’s Club and a Heritage Bungalow

Thank you for sending all your wonderful feedback and comments on our last post – Colonial Cuisines of Assam. In this article I have woven in a tiny anecdote from Mr S. Sharma’s note. That era of monsoon dance nights at the club, drinking a ‘Jaleel special orange squash’ after a round of golf at […]

Tripura exposure – a candid photo journal

Tripura is one of the lesser known destinations in the North East. It is home to many indigenous tribes, ancient rock cravings and the spectacle monkeys to name a few. Shalini Siva Prasad, accompanied me on the Febuary tour of Tripura. A very talented photographer, I asked her to share with us a few of […]

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 […]

Picnics on the river Brahmaputra

Winter in Assam is a time for outdoor activities – camping, wildlife watching, fishing, trekking and picnics.   Most of these activities for my family revolved around the river Brahmaputra, where the water recedes post the monsoon and  islands form. These sandbanks  that are teaming with wildlife, especially migratory birds. I remember once my father […]