Rows of human skull

Resting on a mantelpiece

Tribal war trophies


Pictured: Skulls on display at a Morong in a former headhunters village in Arunachal Pradesh. A Morong is like a community dorm for boys and young men where they live till they come of age. In some tribes, that means bringing a head of rival villager back to your village. 

Ride to Light

This is a (non commercial) break from the usual posts. Please bear with me for some shameless self promotion.

I am closely associated with the batti project – an initiative to bring light to homes in remote villages in the Northeast India. We host an annual charity cycle ride “Ride to Light” for that cause. Its a 300 km, fully supported cycle ride done over six days from Tezu to Anini in Arunachal Pradesh, India through the picturesque Mishimi hills.

Registration for next year’s ride is now open. Please watch the video and share it (and our website) with anyone you think will be interested.