Amitabh Sarma's Blog (8)

How to do the Dzukou Valley Trek in India's Nagaland

Remember how we overloaded ourselves in Kheer Ganga? The National Green Tribunal (NGT) through the High Court had to ban tourism in Kheer Ganga. Personally, it was a big relief for me. I was tired of these 'adventure companies' promoting the Kheer Ganga trek in Parvati Valley for as low as 4000 Indian rupees. …


Added by Amitabh Sarma on July 23, 2020 at 3:17am — No Comments

An Interview with Indian Travel Social Entrepreneur Dipmoina Dowarah

Interview with Social Entrepreneur – Dipmoina Dowarah , who currently calls Majuli River Island his home.…


Added by Amitabh Sarma on July 2, 2020 at 4:38am — No Comments

Yoga Day Feature : Interview with Upama Borkar

A professional architect, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and an urban dweller of Mumbai- so many roles in one person, the last one taking its highest toll. Upama Borkar, born and raised in Guwahati, now settled in Mumbai, is a graduate from Sir J.J. College of architecture and a YOGA addict.…

Upama Borkar in a Beach

Added by Amitabh Sarma on June 21, 2020 at 3:34am — No Comments

Moatsu Festival and Mokokchung

A trip to Mokokchung to witness the Moatsu festivals of the Ao Naga tribe

The topography of Mokokchung

They say that one of the most contented feelings in human life is a departure into foreign lands. Mokokchung is one of those destinations, way out of a tourist's map. A 105 km…


Added by Amitabh Sarma on June 20, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Getting Leh’d in Ladakh

It was a beautiful morning in Kathmandu. I had an afternoon Air India flight to New Delhi from where I fly to Leh the next morning. I was staying at the Oasis Kathmandu Hotel, which was a kind of lifestyle upgrade to me in Nepal. I had spent almost two months in this country in 2005 taking a sabbatical from my exhaustive corporate life in New Delhi. I was, back then a new generation hippie in Kathmandu. That is altogether a different story and perhaps I will be…


Added by Amitabh Sarma on June 13, 2020 at 10:39am — No Comments

A Chat with Indian Travel Photographer Arpan Kalita

Arpan Kalita is a spirited drifter. Having wandered from engineering assignments to account tables to graphics, he finally found solace in…


Added by Amitabh Sarma on June 3, 2020 at 8:16am — No Comments

Interesting art festivals in Northeast India

No matter what the temptation might be, our current situation allows us no scope to gather. A festival without a gathering is nothing but a festival without content. Northeast India has rightly earned its spot as the land of festivals. Northeast India, with its colorful tribes, sub-tribes, and its many expressive cultures fill the yearly calendar with myriad traditional festivals.

But of late, this region has also…


Added by Amitabh Sarma on June 3, 2020 at 4:29am — No Comments

An Interview with Northeast India's Ace Motorcyclist Shahwar Hussain

Shahwar Hussain - The Chain Reaction Man…


Added by Amitabh Sarma on May 22, 2020 at 4:08am — No Comments

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