Siachen Glacier in Ladakh: The shrine of OP Baba

When you are in a war or a potentially conflict zone, your best friend had better be God. That is why one sees a...

Photo of the day: View from TaglangLa Pass in Ladakh

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The lama’s whip comes with a blessing

Spare the rod and spoil and child. Heard this? Likewise, the lamas (Buddhist monks) seem to believe in the power of the whip to...

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...

Photo of the day: Girl in Pink with Child near Kargil...

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Khardungla in Ladakh has highest souvenir shop in the world

Who would have thought you can go shopping at 18,380 feet? Apparently you can – at the souvenir shop located at the Khardungla Pass...

The fame of Colonel Rinchen from Nubra Valley in Ladakh

India would have managed to get even territory from Pakistan during the 1971 war with its neighbour had Colonel Chewang Rinchen not taken a...

Postcards from Ladakh: My new book is out

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new book, Postcards from Ladakh. A pictorial travelogue on Ladakh, it will be available in...

Kunzum Travel List #13: Nubra – Over the highest motorable road

Get ready to drive over the world’s highest motorable road at the Khardung La (pass) - it is 5,602 m (18,380 feet) above sea...

Old Woman off to build roads in Jispa

I chatted up an old lady sitting by the side of the road outside my hotel in the early morning hours in Jispa, a...