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North East to North West
North East to North West
Photos that show India's specatcular and varied terrain and peoples along and on both sides of the Himalaya- from the North East to the North West. Life and relics of the past are also shown. All photos by Romesh Bhattacharji. For suggestions, comments and enquiries e mail: rbhatto@yahoo.co.in
An irrepresible illicit opium grower 
 
There's a village called Hawai in Lohit district of E. Arunachal. Its above the seething Lohit river that comes in about 100 kms beyond from Tibet, China. Here opium is grown illicitly. One of the reasons is that it is a good substitute for pain and fever medicines that are not available easily.