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Best Experiences in North East India: Our Top Ten Picks

Best Experiences in North East India: Our Top Ten Picks

India is a culturally and geographically diverse country with traditions, language and food changing every few kilometres. But Northeast India is one part of the country that is vastly different from mainland India. Northeast India includes seven “sister states” that are separated from the rest […]

Homestays in Northeast India: Homely Accommodations in the Region

Homestays in Northeast India: Homely Accommodations in the Region

I’ve written about Northeast India many times that I thought the region receives no introduction in my future posts (like this one where I’m writing about homestays in northeast India). I was, of course, wrong. I recently finished Patrick Rogers’ The Green Unknown. I find […]

A New Home, Wild Bears and Smiles on the Road: Stories from India’s North East

A New Home, Wild Bears and Smiles on the Road: Stories from India’s North East

Yesterday, my Khasi friend Jonathan checked in to see if I was fine. It turned out that he’s actually enjoying his quarantine days. He wakes up and goes fishing. For Khasis, fishing is their ultimate hobby. Jonathan—or, Jona, as we call him, lives in Shnongpdeng, […]

Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok: How I Found Family

Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok: How I Found Family

“I think we and Sri Lankan people are the same level nice,” says Oksonam, which according to her is extremely nice. Over the years, traveling in Sri Lanka has taught me one thing – it’s that its people, my people, those who live in far […]

One Typho at a Time: Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok

One Typho at a Time: Conversations Over Breakfast in Gangtok

Some days, during my trips, I sit quietly on new cafes, sipping local coffee. Other days, I, unable to speak the local language, walk past locals, grinning. I observe them from far, quietly.