Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim.

Once independent from India, Sikkim is nestled in between the Bhutan and Nepal.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Operation Smile- GuwaHAAAWWWTI.

Screening. Pre-Op pretty baby boy. A solid example of when you are fortunate not to be able to read English:
Fact: wisdom comes with age.
Beth and Mel.
Burn patient. Skin graph taken from patients stomach to give movement to her arm. Spirit.
Yasi and Asil.
Contemplative waiting for her sister...
Fisherman at sunset on the Bramaputra
with stunning colors and better company.

Two hundred and twenty six safe surgeries...
not that numbers should matter.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Royal Enfield Adventures.

15 days, 2500 kilometers through Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Ate eveything. Danced through palaces at night. Got really dirty. Watched wild elephants mate and made friends in low places. Walked through villages and slept in rose gardens. Prayed in mosques, temples and churches. Felt so sad I was sick. Ran out of gas- twice. Camped under the stars, due to a lack of gas- twice. Closed my eyes and pretended to fly. Nearly crashed. Developed a whiskey habit. Threw poop with kids. Hiked through Bandipur National Park. Searched for tigers, ran from tigers. Spashed in waterfalls and fell in


every single day.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009


Whether it be sitting atop of Shanti Guest House watching water bison swim through the Holy Ganga, drinking chai on the burning ghats gazing at ashes fly into nirvana, purchasing 'charas' or hash from the government shops located inside temples, memorized by nightly pujas and candles floating into this spiritual river... This entire place also known as "Benares" is high. I was struck by an energy whether it be opiate or auspicious I am still unsure. Few places are as charismatic, colorful and spiritual. It is here that Hindu's reach 'moksha' or liberation from the cycle of birth and death. It is here I watched this circle unfolding beneath my eyes revolving around the Ganga- the people bathe, drink, wash, defecate, birth and die in this river.
From ashes we come to ashes we will return.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


It was here, 26 centuries ago, Siddhartha Guautama attained enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree and so became Buddha.