Subhasish Chakraborty
Joined Meer in November 2013
Subhasish Chakraborty

A Travel Writer from Kalyani. Associated with numerous Travel publications, including In-Flight magazines. He received invitations as a Guest Travel Writer from various Indian states and was a Tourism Consultant for the UNWTO.

Subhasish has been working as a Travel Journalist for the past two decades and has been editorially involved with numerous international In-Flight magazines of renowned airlines like Jet Airways, Dragon Air, Bhutan Airlines, Air Asia, Airport Authority of India, etc.

He was also involved with the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) as a Consultant.

He focuses on destinations like North East India, Bhutan, and Nepal, highlighting the Indigenous tribal culture, Himalayan expeditions, and the phenomenon of Tea & Sustainable Tourism.

Unraveling the stupendous Anthropological diversity of India's North East and the Himalayas has been a priority for him and he remains committed to changing the narratives on India's most fascinating tourism zone, the North East.

The Himalayas & India’s North East:

Some of his most alluring travel features on the Eastern Himalayas have been published in numerous renowned travel publications. In the past, he has highlighted how the fascinating Ben Menashe tribes of Mizoram are the ancestors of Israel, of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s escape to India via Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, following the persecution of the Chinese Red Army in 1959, of the fascinating Naga tribes and the headhunters’ heritage, of the last gunmakers of India in India’s remote Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya – world’s last matriarchal society to name just a few.

Subhasish has been portraying an India we never knew existed. He has been relentless in promoting Indigenous tribal culture, heritage, and traditions which the outside world isn’t all that familiar with. The North East of India along with Bhutan and Nepal is considered as the Anthropological Capital of the World with 250+ tribes, each one unique in their own ways.


He keeps a keen eye on Nepal - a country of amazing extremes, he has witnessed firsthand, how Ang Tshering Lama, one of the world's last breed of "Classical Mountaineer" and 6 times Everest summitter has been highlighting Nepal's incredible Indigenous diversity through his camera skills, clicking images of extraordinary natives at extraordinary heights of 8000+ feet above sea level, of that moment of glory, courtesy the “Two Widows Mt.Everest Summit” involving two Sherpa widows as well as the world’s highest rescue operation (2017, Mt.Everest) wherein his school buddy Ang Tshering Lama successfully brought down the body of a climber from treacherous heights.


When it comes to Wellness Tourism, there definitely is a new kid in town – Bhutan. This tiny speck of paradise or even perhaps the world’s last Shangri-La is popularly referred to as the 'Land of Thunder Dragon.' It is a landlocked country and is nestled in the midst of the Eastern Himalayas, bordered by the People's Republic of China to the north and India to the south, east, and west. The landscape is conspicuous by the majestic Himalayan peaks and nourished by swift-flowing rivers.

The country is so obsessed with “happiness” that right now Bhutan has emerged as a pioneer in the domain of Wellness, Sustainability, and Environment Friendly practices, which the entire world is so fixated on, especially the scientific world, which has been groping for a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Out here in the Himalayas, prosperity is measured not in terms of concepts like GDP or Per Capita Income, but by the level of happiness of its citizens. Way back in 1971, the country outrightly rejected the GDP. It put in place the concept of GNH (Gross National Happiness) where prosperity is measured by taking into consideration citizen’s spiritual, physical, social, and environmental health.

He is firmly of the view that the time of reckoning for India’s North East and the Himalayas has arrived. It is time to change the narratives and portray the region in all its magnificence, which the mainstream media had shied away from for decades together.

Articles by Subhasish Chakraborty

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