The #Brokpa baby with my #Zanskar tibi (hat) :):):). Despite the Eurasian look, she belongs to a #Tibetan cutural community (the Brokpa), with a Tibetan name.
Somewhere in the Himalayas. 7/2017.
“Into Thin Air”, wip.
As you land in Leh in winters ... from the window seat of your flight you see a lovely sun showering it’s warmth on the town. Seems nice and warm. All until the air hostess announces ‘the temperature outside is ‘shunya se pandrah degree neeche’. The photo is a bird’s eye view of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers and the video was taken right next to the confluence.
This year, my only resolution is to educate people about the impacts of global warming and tell how we can save our planet from it.
I repeat, the damage is on such a scale that it cannot be undone but does that mean we should stop trying? No, right?
Let’s come together to save the environment with minimal efforts on a daily basis.
First of all, stop using cars when you travel alone to your office or anywhere across cities. Opt car pooling or public transport as much as you can. Don’t be ashamed of doing that because usage of excessive car in cities is one of the most common reason of global warming.
Second of all, stop throwing garbage in rivers, streams, oceans, streets or anywhere other than dustbins/dumping grounds. Educate people around you or where you travel to stop littering and how to segregate recycle-able and food waste. And please educate people in mountains to never burn the garbage or throw it in the rivers instead tell them to dump it in the dumping grounds.
Third of all, 3Rs - reduce, reuse and recycle. Example - Mineral Water Bottle
If you don’t need more than a bottle of water, don’t buy more. Reduce.
Refill the bottle twice or thrice, hence, reuse.
Crush the bottle, make it a slipper or use it for any DIY decoration. Recycle.
I request each one of you reading this post to contribute in anyway possible towards saving our planet. Our generation really has power to change anything or spoil anything. The choice is yours.
Shot taken from my flight back to Delhi from Leh, after completing my month long trip of winters in Ladakh.
'It's like being an ant in a world made for giants.'
Himalayas - Zanskar. 📸
Amazing photography by @catherine.snowden 📸
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WANDERING IN THE MEADOW OF Lungnaa #TESTA -KURUVillage
photography @stanzinyangchen @stanzin_100_4n .
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A year ago, I was on a date with the Himalayas.
I stepped out of my tent on the third morning of the trek, and it had already started snowing. This was the first time I experienced snowfall, as did a few of my trek mates. We were so excited, that we just had to dance our excitement off. Little did we know that it was only going to start snowing harder for the next three days, almost putting the trek in jeopardy. A few of us did manage to complete the trek though. On the summit day, we had to make it back to the camp by trekking after the sun had set. That memory of trekking on chadar with just the torch lights to aid our vision will always remain a memory to cherish.
P.S. Although there is beauty associated with how the trees look when it snows, I did get sick of the snowfall. It just took all the colours away, turning Himalayas into one gigantic monochrome.
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