Ramkrishna – The Flute Seller

Kunga Guest House is on the road which goes to Bhagsu Nag temple. By all means it’s actually a small alley. On one side of the road there are buildings with shops and on the other side of the road there are many roadside stalls selling various things like T-shirts with exotic prints, some brass […]

Kunga Guest House

One thing you want really good in your travels is the accommodation; Especially if you are planning to stay in a place for more than 2-3 days. I follow a simple idea to find the right place. First I look up on Lonely Planet and then Traveladvisor. Usually till now except for one I have […]

McLeodgunj Market

As the tourists from all over the world started to pour in McLeodgunj, many things unusual to a small, quiet, laid back Himalayan town happened there. Hundreds of small, big hotels, hundreds or restaurants, dozens of Yoga and Music classes and so on. Also bloomed was a big market. There are literally hundreds of road […]

McLeod Gunj

Whenever most people say that they are going to Dharamshala, they actually mean McLeodgunj. That’s where the Dalai Lama and most Tibetan population is based at. Dharamshala – also spelt as ‘Dharamsala’, is the town almost at the foothills of the McLeodguj mountain. ‘Gunj’ means market or neighbourhood in Hindi, so you would find several […]


Many years ago, in 1998, I was approached by a friend for composing music for a film on His Holy Highness The Dalai Lama. I agreed. Vinita said that I ought to go to Dharamshala as that culture is so different, you won’t understand anything sitting in here Pune. She has travelled a lot since […]