A Mountain Retreat in Namo Buddha

The meeting would have made for a wonderful painting. My companion and I ran into two Buddhist monks, stopped for a brief chat, and parted ways; we towards a monastery and the monks on their way to the febrile city. In the background to this coming together of tonsured monks in burgundy robes and hikers […]

The rustic utopia that is Dandagaon

It was barely ten minutes before pedestrians were sauntering across the road on which I was driving. Soon kalij pheasants, a pine marten, and a deer were bounding and scuttling across the dappled road. The place had the idyllic and untouched look of a world accessible only through a magical wardrobe. And this was a […]