Pilgrimage to happiness.

It is always heart warming to find beauty in people that transcends the beauty around them. I met this adorable duo on a trek to Taktsang Monastery and they signified everything that was beautiful about the people of Bhutan –¬† a kind smiling face, warmth, respect for tradition and inclusiveness, which is so hard to…

Contributing around the corner.

There is so much we pretend doesn’t exist. Our daily ablutions for instance. We all do it, we all need to, it satisfies us and gets us ready for the day, but we never talk about it. We use euphemisms to get by (ablution for instance), or politely express the need to go around the…

One hundred thousand flames of hope.

She was a picture of serenity in a room full of oil lamps. Sat there smiling, even with temperatures hitting the roof along with the smoke. She lit more than 10,000 lamps a day over ten days, to reach the magic number at this beautiful Lhakhang (temple). A number she and her husband promised to…

A different world.

It is almost unreal, the experience of being happy in a place with no fans and with temperatures soaring over 30 degrees. Where the idea of taking a bath involves nothing less than a ten-minute exercise to find a shower space, fill water and figure a corner for your towel.¬†Where getting one’s hands dirty is…