The Flash Floods of Leh (part 2)

Day 2 : Mob mentality and panicked pandemonium. India never plays by the rules, and states of Emergency seem to be  no exception. My Swiss friend Jocelyn and I had spent a night under stormy skies on the mountain, where we had luckily met our good friend Rami. He was an Israeli army medic who … Continue reading

Agra-phobia

Juggling her bags and children, a woman slips on her pink silk sari and  falls out of a moving  train, her infant flying from her arms.   A stone-throwing mob gathers  in the street to watch policemen play judge, jury and executioner .   A wiry holy man in a loin cloth, filthy dreadlocks and … Continue reading