A shrine in every view

The Chortens of Ladakh Small stupas housing holy relics either of the Buddha himself or a learned monk., Chortens are predominantly a feature of Tibetan Buddhism. In Ladakh you can see them scattered all over the countryside. Often with people happily living in houses that share a common wall with a chorten. (An imposing example…

Waiting for Polo

> Chandani (Moonlight) graces the stables at the Shikarbadi Stables in Udaipur. Part of the Polo team, she waits the long summer out till it’s winter again. That’s when the Polo season is on in North/Western India and she can run with the others in an exciting match. Polo came to India with the Mughals…

Purifying with incense

After the house has been cleaned and the morning bath before I sit to work I light some incense in the centre of my home. For most Indians it’s part of their daily worship. In shops and offices even in taxis and auto-rickshaws, the owners will light the customary incense stick, quickly mumble their morning…