The House of the Builder Extract from Lost in Shambhala: Chapter Three Lost in Shambhala is here...
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...

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...

Shirdi Milkshakes

Anyway here I am back in India, for the first time with my son since he was 8 months old visiting the Dalai Lama, and living on a farm near Dharmsala with dear old friends among the paddy fields. This time, I have come to forget about someone I met here who impacted...

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