Beautiful mountains, clean crisp and fresh air, slow paced life, not yet touched by our so called commercialized world , yes my dear friends thats our beautiful and mystical north east! I had heard lots of stories about north east from my grandfather who served there for Indian army when the region was called NEFA, or NORTH EAST FRONTIER AGENCY. And then father and he would have discussions about air maintained posts where there were no roads and everything was air dropped.My grandfather would tell how the nagas would cut off army guys legs just to get the boots. sounds scary ?? yes it was very scary !! My father had also served in one such area when he had just joined forces. so hearing so much about the place i had a fascination to see it but had lot of apprehensions but finally we had a chance to visit and live in north eastern part of India , the first visit lead to a love affair with north east, In which i fall more and more in love with north east with each of my visits. I have been to arunachal and lived in a place called along , we stayed there for three years and in those years i saw lot of interior Arunachal as well as Assam, Meghalaya . The connection with NE did not stop there , since dad was a very honest and upright person and being counterinsurgency expert, he was posted in lots of interior places where no one wanted to go and people would try every approach and get recommendations from seniors and politicians but my father always took such postings as challenge and i feel blessed that from a very young age i learnt that its good to take up challenges as my experiences of living and travelling in such far off places and enriched my life beyond words! we were posted again in Nagaland and there i got to see not only nagaland but also manipur and mizoram. I have made some amazing friends in north east and over the years the visits were not only for fun and sight seeing but also to attend marriages of my friends from different tribes of north east! Here i would share some less known facts about north east and I am sure all of those who had a chance to visit north east will have even more wonderful memories to share with all of us!