I was recently in the North East of India for work. It’s a fascinating part of the world. The photos below are from a number of different states in the North East: Mizoram, Nagaland, and Assam. The city of Aizawl was the first place that I visited, with windy roads and houses impossibly perched on the sides of steep mountains. Everyone has a view. Thanks to jetlag, I was able to greet the world at 5am and capture some of the golden warmth and beauty of the suns rays over the mountains. It was a privilege to visit these areas which are quite remote and which few outsiders get to visit. It filled me with hope to see the community development work that is happening here, and hear the excitement as quite poor and marginalised communities begin to plan and dream and see these dreams realised. Though these photos do not show faces, this particular trip reminded me that everyone has a story, and that it is important to listen.