Photo of the Day: Masked Dancer with Flag at Hemis Monastery,...

This photograph of the masked dancer was taken at the annual festival of the Hemis Monastery in Ladakh. It has also been selected for...

Chang La in Ladakh: Crossing the second highest motorable road in...

No one seems to have told Chang La that it is the second highest motorable road in the world at 17,586 feet (5360 m)...

What are workers from Jharkhand and Bihar doing in Ladakh?

One of the surprises in Ladakh was the sight of workers at road building projects all the way from the states of Bihar and...

What’s a Road Roller doing on a truck?

Stuck in a minor traffic jam on the way from Jispa to Sarchu en-route to Ladakh, I found the sight of a road roller...

Ladakh: All in the right spirit(s)

Would you go to Zing Zing Bar looking for peace? Many backpackers, especially from the West, certainly do. At ZZB, 34 km from Jispa, they...

Ladakh: Learning to live to love

Click on image for a larger view For 800 years, the Drukpa lineage has been the most popular Buddhist sect. But now, it’s transcending its...

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...

What is it like being a young lama in Ladakh?

When a seven year old lama cries for his family, how do the senior lamas handle it? They give him a sweet to pacify...

Photo of the day: Girl in Blue Scarf near Kargil in...

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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...