Category Archives: India

Buddhist Festival in Ladakh

In the summer of 2015 I visited Ladakh for the first time.  It’s like nowhere else in India, as the barrier of the Himalayan range means it is both dry (because it’s in the rain shadow) and culturally distinct. The … Continue reading

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Brown Love: BBC’s Strictly Soulmates

But, the programme didn’t investigate a significant question deeply enough: why would you only marry a person of your own faith? Continue reading

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The Documentary

Welcome to my blog. I’m a passionate storyteller, teacher, adventure-journalist and sportsman.  This blog explores those subjects. Two Cultures, One Body is a travel-adventure documentary in which I take my father’s ashes to be immersed in the Ganges, India.  I look … Continue reading

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A Season In Heaven, by David Tomory

It’s a great inspiration for the modern traveller, with a certain sadness, as you know that trail can never be done in the same way again. It certainly makes me want to find my own trail. Continue reading

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Documentary Promo

It’s been a long road to get here, but things are finally coming together. I’m extremely positive about this, as the BBC’s early interest is a good sign they are looking to commission it. There’s not much more I can do, now, except wait for the decision. And keep fingers, toes and shoelaces tightly crossed! Continue reading

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5 Indians Who Have Influenced YOUR Life

For much of history, India was one of the most significant nations in the world.  Then for a few centuries it became a pawn of another nation, having little impact beyond its importance to its Imperial Masters.  In the last … Continue reading

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Did the Commonwealth Games Live up to Expectations?

So the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi has finished. What legacy do the Games leave? As I discussed in my last post, the run-up to the Games was mired in controversy, chaos and corruption as buildings were unfinished, bridges collapsed … Continue reading

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