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faces of Zanskar

In another blog entry I introduced nilam e.V. as the charity partner of the Ladakh Winter 2014/15 project. Nina, the founder of this NGO provides me a mass of wonderful photos, some of them I want to share with you:

note: all pics shown on this side are property of Nina, founder of Nilam e.V.

Nina shows selected pictures on her beautiful exhibition ´Views from Ladakh´, if you are interested in hosting this exhibition or if you want to purchase a copy please feel free to cantact Nina:

nilam e.V.


the saltmen of Tibet- a documentary

Long time ago, while roaming the tourist market in Dharamsala/ India I found this great documentary about salt harvesters of Tibet.

A group of nomads head out to the saltlakes into the Chang Tang in Tibet to harvest salt to trade it for other goods of daily needs. This movie shows the annual trip involving a strict ritual of worship and hard work placed into an unbelievable scenery.

Enjoy it!

Here´s part one:





himalayan roadsigns part3- the Sikkim section

Welcome to BRO project Swastik

Here´s another load of that famous yellow signs, this part features the Project Swastik, which is operating and responsible for the Sikkim roads.

Their effort to keep the traffic flowing might affect the success for the new project, so lets pay some tribute for the awesome work they do:


the jukebox- Hindi and Nepali choice…

During my long term stays in South Asia it is impossible to escape to the local music, without doubt unfamiliar to westernized ears. But slowy I achieve the ground level state where my ears and mind accept Hindi and Nepali songs as some kind as rythm and music and no more as a senseless noise. Here are some favourites….

  • The song ´Resham Phiriri´is THE Nepali Folksong. Heard and played everywhere, nearly everybody know how to play and sing that song.  Played to the sound of the Sarangi.

  • The titlesong of the 1976 Bollywood movie Khabi Khabi starring all time idol Amitabh Bachchan aka Big B.

  • A big song in Nepal, recently. About the usual conflict between woman and men.

  • Another old is gold song from the 1985 movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili. The typical story about boy and girl and their unlucky relationship.

  • Last but not least here is a Nepali movie I really like! Kagbeni released in 2008. A movie about friendship, love and mystic. Here is part1 of 14, the other parts can be found on youtube too

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