The Giu Mummy: Unsolved Mystery of a 14th Century Monk
550 years ago, an enlightened monk promised to always protect the mountain village of Giu in Spiti. His blood, hair and nails are evidence that he still does!
Why This Hill Festival Features Clothes of Grass and a Stream of Abuses
During Faguli festival, the people of Tirthan Valley wear grass skirts and provoke bad spirits through dance, song and a stream of expletives!
On Fear, Patience and Insignificance
A guide from Tirthan Valley looks back at his mountain treks and wildlife encounters with nostalgia, humility and a tinge of humor.
In the Cold Himalayan Winter, a Celebration to Warm the Heart
The mountain villages of Himachal Pradesh celebrate a month of food and togetherness during Magh Mahina