Photo of the Day: Street Vendor in Leh, Ladakh

This street vendor is one of many - selling vegetables during season in the main market in Leh, Ladakh. One has to wonder -...

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...

Chemrey Monastery, Ladakh: Storm in a Mongol tea cup

Many monasteries in Ladakh were plundered by invaders over the centuries. The one at Chemde, or Chemrey stayed safe. How? A tale worth telling. Seems...

Photo of the Day: Amused Buddhist Nuns at Hemis Monastery, Ladakh

This shot of Buddhist nuns was captured during the annual festival of the Hemis Monastery in Ladakh. Click on the image for a larger...

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...

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....

Changthang in Ladakh: Where humans struggle to survive but wildlife flourishes

As you drive towards Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri, you enter Changthang Eco Zone. It is an extension of Changthang, the Northern Tibetan Plateau,...

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...

Eternal Memories From Pangong Tso

My journey to Pangong Tso in late Aug '09 is filled with memories that I carry for the rest of my life!

On way to Pangong Tso in Ladakh: Welcome to the land...

As you descend the 17,586 ft high Chang La to get to Pangong Tso (‘lake’), you see a sign at Durbuk: ‘Welcome to the...