Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
The rewards for a 12 hour climb on steep mountain slopes : The breathtaking scenery one encounters. Peaceful surroundings, fresh, clean air, friendly, hospitable people.
Magnificent nature surrounding.
Yaks, shepherds, Chambar.
Ryefields grown entirely 'Bio', unchanged since thousand years.
A place where we hear Wolves howling at night, the occasional call of the coockoo.
Wonders of Tibet.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Widows and Orphans
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Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
newly born baby found in latrine alive, part of face, body being eaten by maggots.
Re-constructive surgery carried out, child survives after 3 agonizing months in Hospital.
Woman Orphanage bears medical cost.
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Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
When the caretaker called to inform us, he was sobbing. He did not elaborate on the phone and we are really worried now.
Malaria is a common illness and strikes suddenly.
Especially the local population is suffering greatly.
In my own case, I suffered from Malaria several times, and I have resorted to self treatment.
3 Chloroquin injections, each day 5 ml i.m., full dose of 'Coartem' for 5 days will help to eradicate the bugs.
Still, many people don't have access to medication and doctors, as they can't afford treatment. Rather than asking, they prefer to keep quiet, suffering from the effects till it is too late.
For them, and this is the majority, 'Globalization' has done nothing. It has actually worsened the situation.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008