Diya Gupta

Writer. Reseacher.

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14 comments  |  4:05 PM, Friday, 16th May, 2014

The narrow road spiralled its way up towards McLeodgunj, and amid the lashings of rain I could see figures with shaven heads and magenta robes mingling with the local people as well as foreign and Indian tourists. In coffee shops, small restaurants and mobile phone centres, they moved about in groups of twos and threes, going about their business or sheltering from the ...Read More

18 comments  |  12:20 AM, Friday, 2nd May, 2014

There are only a few days to go until the mountains of Spiti materialise before Shaun and me. Yet even now, every photograph I see of Spiti fills me with a sense of the dreamlike nature of the place. How can I find a place real that visually reminds me more of Tolkein’s Middle-earth – Kye monastery bears an uncanny resemblance to Minas Tirith, the White City – than ...Read More

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