Monks at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh

Words Apart: a vocabulary for the Himalayan desert

17 June 2017 9:00 am

For the western visitor, the ‘land of high passes’ is mindblowingly strange

Rabdentse, near Pelling, the ruined former capital of Sikkim, with Mount Kanchenjunga in the distance

The story of Sikkim’s last king and queen reads like a fairy tale gone wrong

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Sikkim was a Himalayan kingdom a third of the size of Wales squeezed between China, India, Nepal and Bhutan. I…

Just writing about this radio programme makes me feel nauseous

6 June 2015 9:00 am

If you’re in the least bit squeamish you’d better stop reading now. What follows is not for those who blanch…

First novels: When romance develops from an old photograph

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The intensely lyrical Ghost Moth is set in Belfast in 1969, as the Troubles begin and when Katherine, housewife and…

Vulture culture

23 October 2010 12:00 am

Graeme Green learns the ways of birds – by flying with them across the Himalayas