JOURNEY TO LHASA

  • B'wood rules on world's rooftop; Ash, SRK go Tibetan September 30, 2007

    Lhasa: For an Indian on the streets of Lhasa, the strains of Indian film music are unmistakable. Bollywood is India's big brand ambassador, even on the roof of the world, but there's a twist. Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, they're all big hits here. So what if...
  • Ahead of Olympics, China faces marathon task September 30, 2007

    Beijing: It's less than a year to go for the Beijing's Olympics, and as the world's largest population prepares to welcome lakhs to the biggest sporting event there is a list of reasons Beijing may not be Olympicready just yet: bad air, traffic, and still getting lost in translation. With stadiums...
  • Ahead of Olympics, Beijing welcomes visitors to Tibet September 27, 2007

    Lhasa: Meditating monks on cobbled streets, bustling bazaars lined with coral and turquoise, tangkhas and mandalas depicting ancient Buddhist mythology and Tibetans selling yak meat and butter it's all part of the Lhasa one imagines before they reach there. But there is another side of Tibet's capital, an unimaginably modern...