High Altitude Screen Shots

Madhavankutty Pillai

Gulzar watching his first movie once again and other glimpses from a film festival in Ladakh

Refusing to Melt

The struggles and consolations of India’s ice hockey team

Shooting Stars in Leh

Bollywood loves shooting in Ladakh, and Odpal George makes it possible. He shares all about the crazy demands directors make, and the life-and-death crisis that befell the shooting of 3 Idiots in this cold desert

Leh’s Quaking Flood

As a tragic cloudburst wreaks havoc in a remote corner of India best known for its serenity, an eyewitness report.

Out of Thin Air

This film offers many of the old-fashioned pleasures of the documentary: it takes us to an unfamiliar place and tells us an unknown story. In this case it’s also an unexpected story.

The Smiles that Win the War

The most patriotic Indians are the Baltis of Turtuk in Ladakh, the only part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir that we ever managed to wrest back


A film about a father, daughter and a moneylender, set in stark Ladakh. It’s also a fine homage to Andrei Tarkovsky


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