Kunzum Route K12: Driving in Ladakh – Updated Guide

Are you planning to visit Ladakh and drive to its various attractions? Here is a guide based on my personal journeys in Ladakh. Enjoy...

A Sanctuary for Donkeys in Leh, Ladakh

Donkeys (and their cousins asses and mules) are almost as ubiquitous in India as are cows and dogs. And subjects of hard labour and...

Peace over a joint at Zing Zing Bar en-route to Ladakh

The name itself has a ring to it. Located between Jispa and Sarchu on the way to Ladakh, Zing Zing Bar serves many purposes....

Playing with the Brown-headed gulls at Pangong Tso in Ladakh

If you see three Brown-headed gulls in a lake, how do you make add another fifty to give them company? Throw a few bread...

How the Army promotes rural entrepreneurship in Ladakh

If you thought the Army’s job was only to defend the country’s borders, think again. They have also been entrusted with the responsibility of...

Photo of the Day: School Girls Gossiping in Ladakh

This image was taken at the Druk White Lotus School in Shey near Ladakh in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir in India....

Lend a Hand / Donate to help rebuild Ladakh

Contributed by Madhu Reddy (Madhu Reddy is doing her bit to connect those who want to contribute and those who need all resources to...

Can lamas (Buddhist Monks) really fly?

If you walk up the mountains from Hemis monastery, you’ll reach Gotsang cave, about 2 km away. Buddhist monk Gyalwa Gotsangpa meditated there in...

Tea at Mohammed’s shack at Appati near Kargil

Coming down the 13202 feet high Hambotingla Pass on the way from Alchi to Kargil, I stopped for tea at a shack in the...

Indus River in Ladakh: How long will the Lion River roar?

River Indus, it is said, originates from the mouth of a lion in Mansarovar, in China-controlled Tibet. Thus it is also called Sengge Tsangpo...