Making them feel at home
Shaven heads, bandaged faces and looks of despair. They are in for the long haul. Days, months and years and even when the hospital stay is over, regular clinic visits are a must. Family life goes awry, work cannot be attended to and schooling is disrupted especially for those coming from the outstations. Life comes to a halt.
Monastic meandering

Hidden behind the dramatic Great Himalayan, Zanskar and Ladakh mountain ranges, Ladakh’s (and its capital Leh’s) fame arose mainly due to its pivotal role as a relatively stable (since 16C AD) exchange point where agents for Kashmir’s famous silk/wool weaving industry sourced prized “pashm”. This was the fine raw wool from domesticated goats grazed in the high pastures of Tibet, mainly by the Changpa nomadic people; “pashmina” is the cloth woven from it.

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