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Review of DHARAMSALA MASALA: A Walk Through the Dalai Lama's Backyard

What a wonderful, sound-rich story! Full of fascinating aural images, lots of voices describing this North Indian town, and the contrasts between the traditional and the contemporary. People from all over the world, who are here for all kinds of reasons; Hoping, of course, to catch a glimpse of the Dalai Lama, while munching on a Lama croissant, or dining at the Italian restaurant actually run by a Tibetan woman, while comparing Richard Gere sightings. Rebecca?s attention to details, her talented and passionate writing, makes it a both beautiful and telling mosaic worth listening to many times over. Her profound knowledge of the area, its people, culture and philosophy is obvious, and her convincing story-telling makes it easy to put my ?ears in her hands.? This is what radio is meant to be!