Tea-time history at Jorhat

A 3 hour flight lands me at Guwahati from where begins a long drive to Jorhat and further on to the innards of rural Assam. I drive past golden paddy fields lit by the golden rays of a setting sun. The fields are manned by peasants hard at work during the harvest season, with gamchas…

Majuli – birds, satras and tribes

This is my first trip to Assam and both my husband and I were unanimous in picking Majuli as our must-see destination in Assam. Majuli is locally the title holder of the largest river islands in the world, but more likely the largest only in India. Nestled as it is between the channels of the…

To be or not to be an Indian…The Naga Issue

My interactions with various people within Nagaland woke me up to a completely new side of India. An India that is fiercely fought for on maps, but remains a part of India merely on maps. An India that feels different, looks different and brings to my mind the essential question of what does it mean…

Solo thoughts

I embarked on a solo trip for the first time. With some trepidation and a lot of excitement. After all, Croatia makes it to the top of the list when it comes to solo travel for women – so there was more cause for excitement than fear. It’s common to expect solo travel to either…