Guru T. Ladakhi was born and lives in Gangtok, Sikkim, with his wife Priya and daughters Rhea Palmo and Aria Dechen. He graduated from SRCC, Delhi University, with Honours—the wrong place for a person of his disposition. His poetry has appeared in many journals and is taught in schools in Sikkim and Nepal. He is a film buff and is proud of his small but interesting collection. His music library is eclectic. And yes, he says, poetry feeds his veins.