India Insight

Permit-free visits for foreigners to India’s Unexplored Paradise?

December 28, 2010

INDIA CHINA BORDERFor the first time in half a century, India plans to let foreigners visit all of its troubled north east without special permits, opening up the picturesque region that New Delhi hopes will be its gateway to Southeast Asia, local media have reported.

The economic paradox of north-east India

December 18, 2009

India’s seven northeastern states, known as the seven sisters, have been “on the map, but off the mind”, if one goes by the title of a Tehelka-organised seminar on the Northeast.

Table laid out in the winter sun

January 18, 2009

Ever had a lotus stem salad laced with fermented fish, evaporated cane juice cookie, chopped eel spiced with chillies or a plate of fried mountain onion roots?