LAST LOOK AT THE NEW LHASA Everywhere I look Lhasa has changed in unimaginable ways. If it wasn’t for the majestic and imposing structure of the Potala Palace, I would have a hard time finding my bearings, despite having visited before. First, all
A look at Tibet, the land of snows, through the prism of some of its more interesting and vibrant denizens.
Amid all the blood sport that Delhi is notorious for, there is an island of care and concern, since 1929. You can almost miss the Charity Birds Hospital near the crowded old Delhi railway station and opposite Red Fort, but the large neon sign proclaims it
I am deceptively healthy. The kind of deception that prompts people to say, "but you are so thin!" when I reach out for that second cookie and lament that I really shouldn't be stuffing my face. The people who I have successfully deceived, however, never
RIVER OF MAJESTY As we drive to Lhasa from Tsedang, the Yarlung Tsangpo, how Tibetans refer to the Brahmputra runs beside us. Nothing prepares you for the river's size, even here, hundreds of kilometres before the flood plains, and in parts you could be
The Hindu's Suhasini Haidar travels to Tibet and shares her experience watching the Tsangpo river at close and the unfurling of a giant thangka in Drepung monastery.
On one end there aren’t enough seats in schools, on the other are children whose families need them to earn rather than learn “It’s not lung cancer,” said Dr. Nischal, smiling. “You’ve sprained a muscle on your right
RARE BEAUTY, RARE AIR In Beijing, we are prepared for our impending flight to the roof of the world. Our flight to Lhasa will take 4 hours, and we are climbing to an average altitude of 4,000 metres. I was last here in 2007, on the famous Beijing-Lhasa
And they’re not from Kerala As Kerala takes the first steps towards prohibition, here’s a question: is Kerala really India’s biggest drinker? The media sure seems to think so; here’s the Times of India, saying so today (but givin
Hello and greetings from China! It’s the last place I expected to be at on my first day in Beijing, but here I am at a film screening for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, eating samosas and gulab jamuns too! It’s an initiative by the Indian embassy to ta