I just spent a week in India working on an assignment in Nagaland, near the Myanmar border. It was an amazingly beautiful and colorful part of the country. I was there in the midst of the Hornbill Festival, which takes place every year during the first week of December. Without it, I think things would be deafeningly quiet. Which is very unlike India. And which is one of the many things that makes Nagaland such a strange and interesting place. The article probably won’t be published until the summer, but here’s an outtake from the trip.