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Himachal Pradesh, the North Indian state, was one of the few states that had remained largely untouched by external customs, largely due to its difficult terrain. With the technological advancements, the state has changed very rapidly. Himachal Pradesh is a multireligional, multicultural as well as multilingual state like other Indian states.
Around 96% of the population of the state is of Hindus. The major communities includes Brahmins, Rajputs, Choudharies, Kannets, Rathis and Kolis. The tribal population comprises the Gaddis, Kinnars, gadoun,(jadoun) Tanolis. Gujjars, Pangawals and Lahaulis. From the alpine pasture regions to the lower regions during the cold winter season are mainly Hindus. The Kinnars are the inhabitants of Kinnaur and they generally practice polyandry and polygamy. The Gujjars are nomadic people who rear buffalo herds and are mainly Muslim. The Lahaulis of Lahaul and Spiti and native of spiti, Kinnaur region mainly comprises Buddhists. A percentage of people are also Tibetans. Muslim, Christian and Sikhs are in minority but they also enjoy the same rights as Hindus.
Though Hindi is the state language, many people speak Pahari also. Pahari itself has many dialects and all of them trace their origin to the Sanskrit language- also known as origin of all languages. A majority of the population is engaged in agricultural practices, however the more educated of them are now moving towards tertiary sectors. As per the traditional dressing norms the dress of the Brahmin male includes dhoti, kurta, coat, waistcoat, turban and a hand towel while that of the Rajput male consists of tight fitting churidar pyjamas, a long coat and a starched turban. With the changing time the dress up of the people has now become a mixed one. Though the above-mentioned style is now hardly followed, people have started wearing western style of clothes.
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When you're at a place so cold and where the air is thin, half of the time you think you're imagining a lot of stuff.
So, we were on the magnificent frozen lake and I saw a person carrying a KAYAK on the great Zanskar. I rubbed my eyes to be sure that it's not a porter carrying a sledge and is really a kayak. Then followed the mad man as far as I could, turns out he's just as mad as I am and the kayak was a prop for the crazy photographer. 😂👻
Keep an eye on things like these 🙋🏻♂️🚣♀️
I don’t understand you. I don’t understand when you ask me to work towards securing my future. I don’t understand why I should choose it over this beautiful feeling called freedom. Someday maybe I will, what’s the hurry? I don’t understand when you label me as someone who’s running from her responsibilities. Why don’t you for a change understand that I’m fulfilling a responsibility that is of much more importance. I don’t understand when you explain the way this world works; study, take up a job, earn, save up and then go on a holiday when the time is right. I don’t know how you can predetermine so many things? How can you know for sure? You say my argument sounds like that of a 15-year old kid. I can only agree to that. Where has being matured gotten me anyway? You say that I’m going to be in a rut for the choices I’m making. I already am, I always have been. You say that everyone has a ‘real goal’ and that I should have one too. Stop. Listen. I’ve doubted myself for a very long time and I won't give your words the power to do it again. I won't chase that finish line anymore because I refuse to be a god damn rat. I won't lie or step over people's emotions just so I could mint shit loads of money. I've never understood the ways of business and the wise men. Probably, I never will. When I finally decided to break free after 23 years of my existence, how could you even ask me to let go of this lifestyle? I can never be one of you. So if you don’t understand me, I’ll live with it.
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Had the best, most unexpected afternoon with this group of little lama’s at a monastic school in the west of Sikkim. After playing a few games with them in their recess time, I spent sometime in their class. Gorgeous sunlight lit up their classroom and I took photos to my heart’s content 🙃
- Yuksom, Sikkim ‘17
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