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In the midst of the Galos

Abhilasha Ojha 08 Mar 2017 Places
Not an ideal destination for the fainthearted, Basar’s natural surroundings, people, and the mystical stories of this land, spin magical moments that are impossible to ignore Abhilasha Ojha It’s a rough ride to get to Basar, a quaint hill town in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Though awarded the status of a town, Basar, to a city-bred person…

Promoting the arts

Abhilasha Ojha 10 Feb 2017 Places
Arunachal Pradesh’s first artist residency, which will culminate into a mega festival, is a pointer to the commitment of the state to encourage tourism through creative events, including art and music festivals Basar, a quaint hill town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to Galos, one of the 26 major tribes of the state, is currently hosting the state’s first-ever artist residency.…

The Kipepeo Way

Abhilasha Ojha 04 Sep 2014 Places
Kipepeo is the lyrical name for ‘butterfly’ in Swahili language and beautifully suits the eco-travel company that Piran Elavia found in 2010. Thirty-six-year-old Elavia, who was apprehensive about travelling to the Northeast initially due to misconceptions that many have because of militancy, left his well-paying IT job in Mumbai – his home – after he volunteered for an NGO that…

Cave In or Fly Out

Abhilasha Ojha 11 Jun 2014 Places
It’s the holiday season and there’s no better time than this to head to the Northeast. With tour operators offering fabulous packages for the region, NE Travel and Life puts together some of the more adventurous, fun stuff that you could look at doing during your vacation. Not only will these adventurous trails help you give an adrenaline rush, they’ll…

Living a Tea Planter’s life

Nanditta Chibber 14 Apr 2014 Places
“Elephant!” I screamed looking out of the car’s window. The driver screeched the vehicle to a halt. The brownish-gray loner, swaying leisurely, emerged from the forest thicket onto the road creating quite a flutter. Nervous forest officials frantically stopped vehicles to let it pass, lest this wild and unpredictable loner got agitated. This was my umpteenth wild elephant sighting en…

In Sikkim

Abhay K 11 Apr 2014 Places
In Sikkimair is all soundof chirping birds,crowing roostershills wrapped in morning mistnever-ending greenin the heart of Gangtokflowers are all smile to the sunlove-birds singing ancient songsRumtek is a throne of lightsa believer’s earthly paradisetime’s a quicksand andthe last duskI catch a glimpse of the wilda book in my handsunder the city’s shimmering lightscheerful evening choirsI gently quitthe shores of Sikkima…
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