While travelling in Kalimpong last year, sitting in a local cafÃ© having an evening snack I came across a rather nice looking glossy travel magazine. I was rather surprised when I saw that it was published out of Sikkim. Both the content and the photographs were of better quality than a lot of other travel mags I’ve seen floating around. I promptly wrote down the email ID, making a note to contact them once I got back to Bangalore.
Thankfully, I didn’t lose that sheet of paper and dutifully mailed them on my return. I was thrilled when the editor (Mita Zulca) replied and she would be most happy to get a few contributions from my end. I think there is so much potential for writing on the North East of India : one of the most beautiful parts of the country , in my opinion. I might be biased here but you have to see some of the pictures of the region to believe it.
Anyways, I started contributing to the magazine since I had done a trip to the North East last year. For the current issue, Mita just picked up a few of my blog entries (North East Chronicles). It was as easy as that – no toiling and burning the midnight oil writing the stories since I had already made about 3-4 blog posts on my north east trip!
I was delighted to get a copy today : the issue is titled â€œIndia’s North East : Paradise Unexploredâ€ with 3 of my blog pieces. And they look so nice in print!
– My original post on Umiam Lake
Some of the pictures (including some by familiar names like Arif Siddiqui, Yathin) are simply mind-blowing and tempts me to put on my travelling shoes and get on the road again! There is so much I realize that I need to explore, to see and to write about. One lifetime is definitely not enough.
– My original post on Cherrapunjee
– My original post on Kaziranga
If you’re interested in the North East, this is one magazine you need to lay your hands on. It’s really well designed and the pictures are awesome (did I say that before!). To get on the subscription list, do email mita.zulca at gmail dot com. It’s just a small team that brings out the magazine and I do think that it’s a commendable product considering this size. It’s published 4 times a year and definitely worth the subscription!
Some amazing pictures of Zero, Arunachal Pradesh and a village in Manipur by Arif Siddiqui
A picture of a lake in Sikkim by Karchoong Diyali
* To subscribe, shoot off a mail to mita.zulca at gmail dot com!