Moonpeak is an online and print magazine published in McLeodganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. It features articles and interviews about travel, photography and books, with a focus on South Asia and Tibet. The magazine is based at Moonpeak cafe, restaurant and gallery on Temple Road, McLeodganj.
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Dharamshala International Film Festival Mark IV

The Dharamshala International Film Festival is back and we look forward to seeing you there for coffee and more in November. Do check out their site for details.

Thinking of Angus

Rummaging through my old hard disk drive for some photographs, I came across this image of Angus posing with our friend Vijay in Triund. Here is Angus, standing on a lower ground so that he doesn’t tower over Vijay and leans on Vijay’s broad shoulder looking into the camera. I must have taken it in … Continue reading

Kaushik Barua on Windhorse

Kaushik Barua’s first novel Windhorse is a fictional account of the Tibetan armed struggle against China. Through the lives of two Tibetans – one born in Tibet and witness to Chinese atrocities, and another, born in exile – he tells a modern tale of identity crisis that many young exile Tibetans face today, and of … Continue reading

Better Gun than God

By Bhuchung d. Sonam When a posse of the occupying People’s Liberation Army shot dead his root lama in the middle of the Kyichu River on 10 March 1959, Jedung Jampel Lekmon joined a small underground resistance group in Gyangtse, a strategic town in central Tibet. His group soon joined Chushi Gangdruk and engaged in … Continue reading

Remembering Dorjila

He was simply known as Dorjila, and when he died in the early hours of Thursday morning, not many knew his full name or how old he was. His presence in the corridors of the Tibetan Children’s Village School for the past three decades had been taken for granted. He never missed a day of … Continue reading

Walking in the Silence

Korean photographer Oh Chulman displays his black and white photographs from his month-long walk in Ladakh and Zanskar at Moonpeak Espresso. The exhibition is open from 8am to 8pm everyday from October 26.

Remembering Adam Yauch

Remembering Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys on his 49th birthday, Monday, August 5. Adam was a regular diner at Moonpeak Thali when it opened in 2009.

Seven Ways of Looking at Birds

I was first attracted to birds when I moved to Dharamshala in 1997. I remember being woken up every morning by the song of a blue whistling thrush (I didn’t identify it then). Slowly, as I settled in, I started recognising a few of the most common species of birds such as magpies, barbets, woodpeckers, … Continue reading

New more exciting menus

Our good friend Lex has designed wonderful new menus for us. Please check them by clicking on the pictures below.

With Angus

Thursday, March 14 was Angus’s birthday. We had a lively evening with friends at Moonpeak where everybody enjoyed coffee and chocolate cake. Many of us shared our memories of him. Marnie, Angus’s sister was with us and met many of his friends for the first time. A copy of Angus’s 1994 book The Five Foot … Continue reading