I dreamt about Nagaland after I saw it on the map one day. Obsessed about the place, it took me a few years before I finally visited this strip of land between Burma and NorthEast India.
A photo of mine got published in Reader’s Digest India.
Photo taken from last christmas 2008 in my first trip to Nagaland.
Unfortunately my name and credits was not mentioned in the magazine.
Really inaccurate article, the photo was taken during Christmas and not during the Aoling Festival as mentioned.
‘The India You don’t know’
10 charming Destinations that reveal the real Bharat
by Sheila Sivanand
Reader’s Digest India April 2009 Issue
The PDF copy of Reader’s Digest article of my photo in Nagaland
Place : Mon District , WanCheng Village
Nagaland , NorthEast India
My second trip to Nagaland, this time I took photos of the Konyak Tribe celebrating Aoeling Festival in April 2009. Spent all of the time in the Mon District of Nagaland.
Part of my Portrait series of Nagaland
Konyak Tribe, Mon District
Nagaland, NorthEast India
I am here in Darjeeling, India sitting in a freezing cold internet cafe with my frozen fingers. Spending just three days here, lazily around this pretty but touristy hill station. Am heading up to Sikkim on New Year’s Day. Had initally wanted to head to Gangtok, city of Sikkim via town of Siliguri in West Bengal.
There was some massive strike in Siliguri, the public Sikkim bus to Gangtok was closed and pretty much everything else was shut down, that included the cheaper rickshaws and buses from Siliguri train station to the bus and jeep stands. After much waiting and bargaining over the inflated prices of the rickshaw that took me to the bus station, the Gangtok govt bus stand was shut, the only option was the jeep to Darjeeling. Had plan to take the train to Darjeeling, via Kalimpon.
The weather here in Darjeeling, West of Bengal has been rather cloudy, typical of a winter, with temperatures falling to 3 oC.
Just did a 26days trip to Nagaland, NorthEast of India. Didn’t know I could visit that place because of the permit issues until the very last few days. Met up with a few people here with the intention of just visiting the Hornbill Festival where the tribes of Nagaland gather for the tourist. Ended up visiting Mon district which is up north of Nagaland where the Konyak tribes are. Will post up some photos of the people.
Happy travels and have great New Year ahead