north east


By Chandeep Arora: When was the last time you found space between your work and life? When was the last time you took a leisurely walk on the calm beach? When was the last time you had a cup of coffee with a stranger? If this was a long time ago, you are suffering from […]

By Y.Modini: There is nothing more blissful than getting lost in streets and life of the city of Darjeeling, the land of celestial thunderbolt, as its known in north-east India. It’s like being in a dream, walking through the winding roads and woods, looking at the approaching clouds and water dripping from the tips of […]
Senior General Than Shwe

By Sampa Kundu: Senior General Than Shwe’s 5-days official visit to India ended on Thursday, July 29, 2010. He came to India with a number of other top level delegates on a goodwill visit and both the governments signed five documents including the Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, MOU regarding Indian Grant Assistance […]

Sanjukta Majumder: NOTE: PHOTO GALLERY AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- And I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost These last lines of the famous poetry, ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost describes my recent tour […]

Apoorva Chawla: The tiny thumb shaped state nestled in the Himalayas and under the protective shadow of its guardian deity, Mount Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world, is usually overlooked by tourists as a travel destination, and this is the reason its beauty remains unpolluted and undisturbed. This little jewel of India is […]

Sampa Kundu: The Northeastern region of India is of immense scenic beauty. The seven sisters of the region are considered to the ‘paradise unexplored’ of India. Not only that, it has a favorable climatic condition to produce spices, fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Moreover, out of the 925 varieties of orchids available in India, over […]

Laba Deka: Guwahati, the capital of Assam, located at the bank of the Brahamputra River. It is treated as the gateway of northeast India and the most popular tourist destinations in northeast India. The erstwhile Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light), Guwahati derived its name from two Assamese words, “Guwa”, which means areca nut and […]

Parul Sabherwal: I got an opportunity to visit this natural paradise last year along with my family and few of our friends. During the planning stage, whenever we went to anybody, be it a family member of a friend, and discussed our plan, everybody had a common question- Why Sikkim? But now after visiting that […]

Laba Deka: Assam is the gateway to North-East India, dominated by rivers like Brahamputra and Barak. A large part of Assam is situated in the narrow valley that these rivers have created over the period of time. Assam, also described as the Shangrila in the North-Eastern India is the gateway to the North-East. Much of […]

Navjeet Singh Sandhu This is in response to the series that appeared in The Hindustan Times last week named – Reverse Racism. After going through most of the articles regarding the series, make note – most of , I was in a dubious situation regarding the so called ‘racism’. I was getting more of an […]

By Kiran Rao This is something which I have been thinking about for quite some time now. How much do we Indians really know and care about the North-East? I personally feel that the seven sisters and Sikkim (maybe with the exception of Assam), have been a neglected lot in our country. This goes not […]

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