A Day at the Tibetan Opera

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 in GEOS - Nepal and India Recordings | 6 Comments
A Day at the Tibetan Opera

Following our stop over in the Ragasthan capital of Jodhpur, I boarded a train with the rest of the GE-OS crew for a 20 hour overnight journey to the city of Dharamsala. Arriving in the city the following night, we jumped in the most comfortable bus I have ever been in (a far cry from the beast we travelled […]

The Mehrangarh Fort

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in GEOS - Nepal and India Recordings | 4 Comments
The Mehrangarh Fort

It’s the 18th of January 2011 and after a bus ride through Rajasthan we have arrived in the state capital of Jodhpur. With six hours to kill before our train ride to Dharamshala we have put our bags into storage, hailed some auto rickshaws and are on our way to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort.

The Rajasthan Desert Session

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 in GEOS - Nepal and India Recordings | 5 Comments
The Rajasthan Desert Session

So, where to begin… It’s now the 17th of January 2011, over two weeks since my night in Varanasi recording Dr. Mishra and his sons. A lot has happened since then so here is a quick run down:

A Night in Varanasi with Dr Mishra

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 in GEOS - Nepal and India Recordings | 7 Comments
A Night in Varanasi with Dr Mishra

Two days ago I crossed the Nepali/Indian border, floated my way down the Ganga and entered the holy city of Varanasi. Since then, I’ve spent my time wandering the many back streets (stumbling across a bunch of local kids playing cricket), enjoying local cuisine (best paneer butter masala ever), and walking up and down the ghats that […]

The Tharu Pumpkin Man

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 in GEOS - Nepal and India Recordings | 6 Comments
The Tharu Pumpkin Man

Returning to the Holiday Safari Jungle Lodge after my recording trip to the Elephant Breeding Centre (read about that adventure here), I am told by our leader, Greg Simmons, that we are to go in search of “the man who plays the pumpkin”. I’m not exactly sure what he means by this but I assume it […]