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Why walking the Ima Keithel (Mother’s Market) is one of the best things to do in Manipur?

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One of the must-do things in Imphal is a visit to the Mother’s market, also known as the Ima Keithel. Ima keithel is a 500-year old all women’s market in Imphal, Manipur. Everything in this market is done by women. The men are welcome here only as customers. On the second day of my trip …

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Roads? What Roads? – Ziro To Itanagar By Road

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The definition of words like good, bad and terrible change when you are in North East India. More so when we are talking about roads. To give you an example, let me tell you a little about of the most beautiful states of North East India, Arunachal Pradesh. Of all the northeastern states, Arunachal Pradesh has the most terrible …

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Living With The Locals In Ziro Valley

Sitting by the fireplace in the centrally located kitchen, and sipping from a glass full of apong, the local brew, I watch Dogindo running around with a made-up sad face. He wants to play a little more and does not want to eat now but his mother, my host’s wife, would have none of it …

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Stuck In The Hills, Rescued By The Locals – During the Mopin Festival

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It has already been close to an hour since I started walking from Basar, a small town in the West Siang Lepa Rada district of Arunachal Pradesh. I had come here to attend Mopin Festival in Basar – the annual harvest festival of the native Adi Galo tribe. Had I been driving or riding, I …

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Fort Aguada and its Lighthouse

Overlooking the confluence of the Mandovi river and the Arabian sea, fort Aguada has been standing tall on the Bardez Peninsula for over four hundred years. From being a reference-point to ships sailing through this part of the Arabain sea to being one of the biggest aguadas (watering-place in Portuguese) in whole of Asia of the time where …

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