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Are these the last Dropka yak herders in Sikkim?

In the hills of northern Sikkim in northeast India, the Drokpa community live peaceful yet difficult lives. The hills resound with the songs the …

Sikkim

Ban plastic to save the heritage of world's oldest and largest inhabited river island

A Queen's University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world's largest and oldest inhabited river island into a …

Sustainability

Student choir from Shillong wins at international music festival in UK

A student choir from Shillong and two bhangra groups from the UK and Punjab drew much applause as they were adjudged winners at a major international …

Music Festivals

The Himalayan state that declared war on plastic bags | Amrit Dhillon

As a boy growing up in Sikkim, the Indian state nestled below the Himalayas, Rajendra Gurung remembers how, before leaving the house to go shopping, his parents would always ask each other: “Have you got the bag?”<p>Back then, no shopkeeper used plastic bags. Families took their own, made of cloth. …

Pollution

5 Unique Hotels in Shillong from Tribal to Regal

If you're heading to Shillong, a British hill station and capital of Meghalaya in India's Northeast region, there are some surprisingly delightful …

Meghalaya

Meghalaya: The outdoor playground of India

Meghalaya is blessed with a perpetual cover of cottony clouds, emerald green hills and sparsely populated hamlets. The state embodies nature’s best …

Hiking

Top five reasons to visit Siang Valley

If exploring the remote unknown floats your boat, look no further than the Siang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Any further, you’re in China.<p>The best …

Arunachal Pradesh

A Guide to Hiking to Dzongri Peak in Sikkim

The classic trek to Dzongri peak (altitude of 13,123 feet) in West Sikkim, India, passes through magnificent rhododendron forests and culminates with …

Foreigners can travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted

Foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, would now be allowed to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country …

A short escape to Gangtok

The little Sikkim’s modern capital, Gangtok, is layered along a precipitous mountain ridge, descending the hillside in steep tiers. Other than a few …

Ten most amazing waterfalls in Northeast India

With the rising mercury levels, the one thing that most of us seek is a respite from the scorching heat. This is when you need to travel to the …

Winning the National Award is a huge recognition for Assam, says director Rima Das

Assamese filmmkaer Rima Das, whose film Village Rockstar was named the Best Feature Film at the 65th National Film Awards on Friday, says it’s a huge …

The world’s only floating national park

From above, India’s Loktak Lake appears riddled with islands – but they’re actually not islands at all.

Shillong Keeps Rocking On

The northeastern city has evolved into a thriving hub of musical jams, literary festivals and hip cafes.<p>Cities Meghalaya Samrat | POSTED ON: April …

Meghalaya

How poaching was curbed in Kaziranga, and what it would take to step up conservation

Kaziranga lost over 500 rhinos in the last two decades of the twentieth century. The situation improved in the new millennium when an average annual …

To conserve the few remaining pygmy hogs in Assam, researchers are playing match-maker

Conservation breeding of pygmy hogs, which act as indicator species for health of grasslands, forms the core of Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme’s …

Wildlife

Explore the best in Kalimpong

Boasting some of the best Himalayan views, Buddhist monasteries, colonial-era architecture and a fascinating nursery industry, Kalimpong is a …

Sikkim

Madhavpur Fair: 200 artistes from east to west blend diverse cultures, traditions

Among performers, job seekers and part-time workers from Arunachal Pradesh<p>Written by | Rajkot |<p>Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 2nd: Afghanistan beat …

I Admire How People From The North-East Have Impeccable Style & Can Rock Every Look Possible!

There are some people who always manage to appear effortlessly chic, irrespective of the time of day. For me, these people have invariably been my …

Flavourful, Fragrant & Comforting: 8 Assamese Delicacies That Will Leave You a Happy Foodie

India is a land of diverse cuisines. From north to south and east to west, each state has its own spices, indigenous ingredients, and cooking …

'Do they roam naked?': Facts & myths about the Nagas & India’s oldest separatist movement

As Nagaland goes to polls amid uncertainty and anticipation around the Naga Peace Accord, ThePrint brings you an explainer on the people and culture …

Jonbeel Mela: a fair with no currency

A short distance from Guwahati, a cluster of tribes celebrates a centuries-old ‘mela’ that still functions on the barter system

In the Abode of Clouds: Why Shillong Will Always Be My Favourite Place in the World!

How often do clouds stop by your home, for a little tête-à-tête and linger around for a while before gliding away as silently as they skimmed in?<p>How …

Meghalaya

A seed library is preserving and promoting rare Assam rice varieties – one grain at a time

These heirloom rice varieties can withstand floods and drought, at a time when climate change poses a threat to food security.<p>In the foothills of the …

13 Popular North East India Festivals

Hornbill Festival, Nagaland<p>The many festivals in North East India highlight the region's rich indigenous culture with folk songs, tribal dances, food …

Festivals

Arunachal Pradesh Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Tag For Two Sites

The government has taken extensive repair and conservation works in the two proposed sites to ensure that they meet all criteria for inclusion in the …

A Tiny Naga Village Has Been Spearheading Women's Rights Sustainable Farming for Almost a Decade

“Every great idea, accomplishment, product or service started out the same…as a seed that needed to be planted, nourished and loved.” – Debbie LaChusa<p>…

Farming

25 Reasons Why Assam Should Make It to Your Travel Plans This Year

Assam is a beautiful place in the north eastern region of India. From typical tourists spots to lesser known places, the state has everything that …

20 Reasons Why I Rather Be From Shillong Than Anywhere Else

Source: PinInterest<p>Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya is one of the most loved hill station in the world, anyone who visit the place would …

Similarities between the Apatani Glory Moth and the Apatanis

A recently discovered moth from Arunachal Pradesh's Ziro Valley, zoologically known as the Eclysma ziroensis, has been given the common name 'Apatani …