(Chhang is a wonderful beverage made of fermented barley or rice and generally had in lieu of water.
Tenzing's is a half and half story, with a sequel:
Who's this Tenzing Momo?
Tenzing was born and brought up in Mussoorie. He was born to a Rajput father and Tibetan mother.
His mother is from Kham which is known for its hot blood, and swordsmanship (remember Chengiz Khan?).
His father is from Mewar another place well known for war cries and proud moustaches.
Woodstock International Christian School is where Tenzing discovered America. The backpack, the
baseball cap, and the Navajo.
Worked as Public Relations officer for Woodstock School for two years coordinating diverse activities
for the school and the local community, also old students returning from various parts of the world.
And thereby learnt all about the magic word management. Ten years experience in running
his mother's Tibetan art-craft store on Janpath also helped (Doma, No 12, Janpath). Incidentally,
Doma (Momo's mother) has starred in Bertolucci's magnum opus Little Budha.
Tenzing pointing to an interesting weed that grows wild in Mussoorie
The symbols which wrap up Tibetan thought are given a fresh look by Tenzing Momo
I'll take care!!!
try it at the top of Tungnath peak
the world according to Momo - "travel light, for you've far to go"
calling all free fish of the universe
golden vase of treasure
blossom in the garhwal himalays
big wheels keep on rolling
the eternal knot
no politics please!
is a hangout in Mussoorie, populated by Tibetans, Americans, Garhwalis and assorted Indians.
Tibetan cuisine gives you a warm welcome. You get hit also by
Grateful Dead murals and powerful music by Eagle's, Grateful Dead,
Stones and the like.
Mussoorie is a fun place to start your tour. This is where artists, writers and a lot such elements
hole up to draw inspiration and energy over the summer months. Mussoorie is known as the queen
of the hills. Why don't you seek an audience with her?