mcleodganj

This tag is associated with 25 posts

Butoh dance festival – photo exhibition

As part of the recent second Butoh Dance Festival in McLeodganj, Moonpeak Espresso hosted an exhibition of pictures from the Subbody Butoh School. Butoh is a dance form which emerged in Japan in the mid-20th century, emphasising spontaneous over conscious movement. The genre, which rejects both Japanese and Western classical forms, deploys playful and grotesque … Continue reading

Something in the coffee?

AP photo/Ashwini Bhatia In Dharamshala for the Indian Premier League cricket tournament last month, former Australian batsman and wicketkeeper supreme Adam Gilchrist dropped by Moonpeak Espresso to say a quick g’day. Gilchrist was a regular at the café when he visited Dharamshala in April 2010 (below). He scored a match-winning 106 (above) the day after he … Continue reading

Photo exhibition – McLeodganj in the 70s by Elliot Sperling

At the end of the hippy trail When Elliot Sperling first arrived in McLeodganj in 1971, he was finishing one of the epic journeys of the twentieth century – the overland trail from Europe to Asia. Travelling through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to India was a rite of passage for a generation, but one … Continue reading

Discount offer: Birds of Kangra

Moonpeak is offering its online customers a special discount on the classic birdwatchers’ guide Birds of Kangra. The paperback lists over 550 species found in the Kangra region, one of the richest birding destinations in the world. Hundreds of colour photographs and a detailed description for each species help with identification. The book was compiled over … Continue reading

Local photographer makes NYT cover

Up and coming McLeodganj photographer Tsering Topgyal achieved a career milestone on 8 February when his photo made the cover of the New York Times newspaper. Topgyal was photographing the march in support of His Holiness the Karmapa from the Tsuglakhang to Gyuto Monastery on 4 February when he captured the striking image of three … Continue reading