Finding Nino

Max Bearak and I are on a month-long journey through Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya, documenting cultural  and environmental transformation in the region. Max is a journalist with The New York Times based in Delhi. Look out for his articles with my pictures on the NYT’s World section in the coming month. This is the first guest post on my blog – hope you enjoy. December 17th, 2013 DIBANG VALLEY, ARUNACHAL PRADESH – Ninety kilometers of a rutted road andRead more

Van Gujjar Tribe of The Himalayas

Van Gujjar, is a wandering tribe of the Himalayas. In the winter season, the Van Gujjars migrate with their herds to the Shiwalik foothills, and in summer, they migrate higher into the Himalayas and spend their summer months in the wilderness with their  cattle. They sell milk to the nearby Himalayan villages in exchange with money and other life sustaining goods. I met one such tribe while on a three day trek to Churdhar peak (3650 m). It usually takesRead more