Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Me and my friends

This is supposed to be the happiest nation in the world. Inside a village in Thimpu.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Thimpu sunset

After the almost friction-free election in Bhutan

First Vote

The historic first national election in Bhutan after 100 years of royal rule

Inside Paro

I think, Paro looks better than Thimpu. Here, I am being helped by locals to put on the national dress of Bhutan.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Welcome to Bhutan

In the land of the thunder dragon, now the youngest democracy in the world, Bhutan


On way to Bhutan for the historic first elections. We were flying from Calcutta to Paro. And this is Everest. Because of some moisture problem in my camera, the picture is not all that clear. But I saw Everest. I saw Mount Everest. I saw Mount Everest.

Nagaland Election Day


We were there for a shoot at the Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland. It's a symbolic memorial commemorating the memories of the officers and men who sacrificed their lives during World War II. It's maintained the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The famous inscription written on the War Memorial stone reads:
When you go home
Tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kohima Sunrise and a village

Just before the elections in Kohima and in Kigwema village in Nagaland

Nagaland Elections

We were there in Dimapur and in Kohima and some areas around Kohima before the elections. The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland won. Some pictures from the NSCN (unification) camp taken during the shoot. This underground camp, when we visited, was yet to be recognised or designated by the government. It was just before the elections. Right now in Nagaland the situation is getting bad with the cycle of violence and counter-violence that had almost stopped existing, starting again.