Amnye and the Yeti

This is my seasonal Travel blog, about a Tibetan nomad and his encounter with the Yeti.  It’s  fiction, just published in Tales from the Forest Journal and the Bray Arts Journal. Next blog is about the time I spent with nomads in Chang Thang, the pasturelands...
Singing on the Ghats

Singing on the Ghats

Benares. Kashi, the city of Light,  is the old name for this oldest continually inhabited city in the world.  It is as filthy as it is holy and the most prestigious place in all India to die: if you do die here, your soul will go straight to heaven, over the vast...

Darjeeling Dreams

DARJEELING DREAMS I remember spinning through the dripping forests as we climbed into the hills on the rickety bus from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling: I had a thought I had never had before. I thought  how lovely it would be to have a baby and I could see the sweet...

The Temple on the Crag

All of us want to find the hidden paradise beyond this world. Well, I did at least. In the middle of my final exams at university, I met a Tibetan lama in the northeast lakes of County Cavan. He was the first in history to settle there, and was a great curiosity to...
Delhi My Underworld

Delhi My Underworld

Delhi my Underworld “Once through this ruined city did I pass I espied a lonely bird on a bough and asked ‘What knowest thou of this wilderness?’ It replied: ‘I can sum it up in two words: ‘Alas, Alas!” ― Khushwant Singh, Delhi Delhi has risen and fallen many...

To the Waters and the Wilderness

  I’m thinking about water, for this blog. I mean we lie around beaches and lollop in the waters for our de-stress from the distress of the rapidity of our lives and this to me is like a return to the waters of our mothers. We need the comfort of the repetitious...

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