Train travel never really held a fascination for me. Not until I came to India that is. I have always thought it as a mean of transport, to get from one place to another. During my time in India I have learnt, experienced and felt so many things through train travel. It is not only…Read more An unexpected find
Ours is a slow burning love. The type when two old people are sitting there comfortably in their chairs side by side watching the world go by. It was never an instant type of love. We had to warm to each other. Both with trust issues – mind through a broken heart and his through…Read more My Desi Dog Billy
This year is supposed to be a big one for me - 2017. Turning 60 in the year of the Rooster (my year) in Chinese Horoscope or the year of the Fire Bird in the Tibetan calendar. Whichever you believe, it is still predicted to be a year to remember. To use an old clique…Read more My Rooster Year
We are sitting in the Taj in Mumbai, sipping champagne, waiting for the time for high tea, playing ladies when one of the women said, where are all the women? Looking around I wondered what she was talking about. I didn’t see any women in the room or had not been in touch with…Read more Where are all the women?
The sun is high in the sky, the hall is darkened, the drums are beating and I am tapping my feet to the music. It is good dance music. I am suddenly pulled from my seat close to the stage. There are smiling young faces everywhere, happy, twirling to the music. South India music, with…Read more Dancing while the Sun is up
McLeod Ganj is a small town perched on ridge just below the Dhaladhur Range which forms the Indian Himalayas. It is a very special place for many reasons, the major one being it is the home base of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the epicenter of the Tibetan refugee community. It has also been the hub of foreign tourists wanting to experience the magic of being…Read more Monsoon in McLeod Ganj – the home of the Dalai Lama
Summer in the Himalayas is a time to be outdoors. It is full of natural wonders - colourful birds making many wonderful sounds, wheat ripening, local kids playing outdoors till the sun goes down and of local Gaddi shepherds watching their goats and sheep feed on the edges of mountains. It is also full of…Read more Himalayan Iris