Mona Gable is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She covers science, gender, social issues, and travel. She is the author of the memoir, “Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family,” an e-book published by Shebooks in May 2014. Gable’s work has appeared in Outside, The Atlantic, STAT, the Washington Post, Los Angeles magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, Prevention, Salon, The Huffington Post and other national publications.


The Beatles all tried to find Nirvana here on their trip to India, as did Mia Farrow and other celebrities. But the ashram turned out a bust, and for decades has been left alone.