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Trekking in northern Pakistan

Pakistan offers some of the best trekking in the world. The Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu Kush ranges which dominate northern Pakistan are truly spectacular. They encompass soaring mountains of rock, ice and snow, huge sweeping glaciers, plateaux and high pastures … Continue reading

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For long, hindu scriptures have glorified the trees

“Trees are like good people who care for others. They have to keep standing in the sun but they give shade to others. Whatever fruits they bear they do not eat themselves, but give them to others. How kind they … Continue reading

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India has chosen GMO’s to feed its population

In a country where the population is increasing by 20 millions every year, GMO’s are considered by the indian political leaders as a solution to maintain the food self-sufficiency. Vegetable and cereal productions have reached a maximum yield level. So, GMO … Continue reading

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What Gandhi said : take from the nature what is needed and no more

“The incessant search for material comforts and their multiplication is an evil. I make bold to say that the Europeans will have to remodel their outlook, if they do not want to perish under the weight of the comforts to which they … Continue reading

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India : “religious fencing” to save the forest

It’s a strange sight so early in the misty morning. Draped in a tiger skin, a man walks ungainly along the hills. He is followed by a group of villagers who are beating drums, some of them are even chanting incomprehensible “shloka” (“shloka”are … Continue reading

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India : “the western economic model is highly toxic”

“The western economic model is highly toxic”. That’s what an Indian environmentalist said not long ago. He said also : “I hope we, Indians, have a better understanding of how nature functions”. It reminds me what a 15°-16° century indian guru … Continue reading

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Nepal : local communities are fighting against the climate warming

Decades of deforestation had decimated arable lands, reduced water tables and threatened the survival of communities totally depending on agriculture. 30 years ago in Nepal, nobody bothered about the forests. People used to cut trees to heat themselves and cook. … Continue reading

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