Friday, February 05, 2010

Larger Picture

Here is this little girl who is struggling to carry the log home. But this is only part of the picture. The larger story is paragliding operators who have not only arrived in Sarangkot of Pokhara but are determined to clear the swathe of land conserved as community forest. Their modus operandi is simple: cut down the young trees and supply the wood to the villagers who conserved it and at a price which is down to Rs. 10 a load from Rs.80 previously. What is not in these pictures yet are foreign tourists who will be gliding down merrily ahead.

Originally posted in Everest Uncensored (

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