Photo of the day: View from TaglangLa Pass in Ladakh

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Photo of the day: Lamas in Nubra Valley in Ladakh

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Tso Moriri in Ladakh: A sacred gift for a living planet

Ladakh’s lakes should figure among the world’s must-see natural wonders. They stun you out of your senses. Tso Moriri is an unending expanse of...

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...

Would I like to become a Buddhist Monk?

On a visit to the Phyang Monastery near Leh, I got an unexpected offer: of becoming a Buddhist monk, or Lama. I was sitting around...

The Karsha Monastery near Padum in Zanskar in Ladakh

I am sure I have been present at monasteries around lunch time, but only at Karsha monastery did I hear a conch being blown...

The Migratory Entrepreneurs of the Himalayas

A true entrepreneur will go anywhere to service his customers. This includes Hozer who runs a food shack at Deepak Tal (Lake), about 23...

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...

Muslims marrying Buddhists in Ladakh leads to violence

According to a senior and responsible army officer posted at the Siachen glacier, a point of conflict between India and Pakistan, the town of...

Nubra in Ladakh: When a photo opportunity presents itself

How often would you find a perfect photo opportunity walking in front of you? It happened to me in Nubra Valley on my way...