My trip to Ladakh in July 2008

I have just come back from Ladakh (in the Indian Himalayas) which I would describe as the trip of a lifetime. I was on...

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...

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

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Kunzum Travel List #08: Leh – At the top of the...

Give me half an opportunity and I will be back in Leh. By road, even if it takes at least three days from Delhi...

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...

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...

The vegetable sellers of Leh

All through the summers, dozens of women take up spots on the pavements of the main bazaar of Leh to sell vegetables. One look...

Pang in Ladakh: World’s Highest Army Transit Camp to the rescue

Everything in Ladakh is a world record. At least when it comes to altitudes. And the Army does not want to be left behind...

Photo of the day: Pangong Tso in Ladakh 2

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Photo of the day: View of Tsemo Monastery from Shanti Stupa...

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