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A hard day’s work

On a recent trip to Guwahati, I had the privilege of sitting in a cycle rickshaw ridden by Krisha Roy. Krishna Roy is in his early forties and has one 2 year old son and a wife. I write this ...

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North East crafts now available online

North East crafts now available online: A new web based portal called GISKAA [www.giskaa.com] was recently launched that is aimed at bringing the North East of the country closer to you.  This part of the country is home to unique ...

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Authentic taste of the region

Traveling with India Trail in Nagaland was like no other tour I’ve ever taken. The local knowledge of the guides, the spontaneity of the experience, and the friendship of the other group members (who came from India and beyond) was ...

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Home stay hopping in Nagaland

Home stay hopping in Nagaland The India Trail – a boutique travel company offering a treasure trove of local experiences and opportunities to explore the unexplored. – India Today – Travel Plus Magazine.  January 2015 edition. Thank you guys!  

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The Amur Falcons have arrived!

Nagaland has been host to the migratory Amur Falcon [Falco amurensis] for many years now.  The birds arrive in the Wokha district in the months of October and November of each year.  They arrive in large numbers, sometimes blotting out ...

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Teaching sewing skills at Anu

Every Wednesday morning, Karen Hansson from the Netherlands jumps in her car at 9am to be at the Anu Workshop in Janakiram Layout around 10. Carrying a big bag with her, filled with sewing stuff and even a sewing machine. ...

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Have you tried authentic Naga food?

On November 23, 2014, Aketoli Zhimomi won the very first Naga Chef competition held in Kohima, Nagaland – a fiercely competitive Season 1 that saw 24 participants battle it out over a month. Cooking is an art! It’s amazing what ...

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Social change in different contexts

If you are reading this then you, like me, likely have a desire to “be the change you want to see in the world.” This deceptively simple proposition can be incredibly complex. How can this be done? And how can ...

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The Menchuka Diary – 2

Menchuka, September 28, 2013 I woke up rather early. A 530 am start. I stepped out of the room to find the whole sky covered in mist. A passing cloud had enveloped the whole town. The sky started clearing at ...

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The Menchuka Diary – 1

Menchuka, September 27, 2013   The place is beautiful. I did expect to see higher mountains and a dash of snow on the peaks, however, the town of Menchuka is at approximately 6000 ft and while it is surrounded by ...

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