Four Seasons In One Day

Climate change affects people’s well being in two ways, directly through altering local weather conditions inviting extreme weather events and hazards, and indirectly through its effects on ecosystem goods and services that people need for their sustenance. Climate change in the Himalayas is already a reality, being felt through erratic and        irregular rainfall and temperature patterns and extreme events. Rising prosperity and climate security are not     conflicting objectives. Climate change is a reminder of the symbiotic relationship between human culture and     ecological systems. This relationship is very evident in the Himalayas, where some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems are being affected by rapid warming.


Poverty In India

Two-thirds of people in India live in poverty: 68.8% of the Indian population lives on less than $2 a day. Over 30% even have less than $1.25 per day available - they are considered extremely poor. This makes the Indian subcontinent one of the poorest countries in the world; women and children, the weakest members of Indian society, suffer most.


Sadhus

For thousands of years they have been around. Once they must have been more numerous, but even today there are still four to five million sadhus, constituting about half a percent of the total Indian population. Sadhus leave their home and family, and reject an earthly life, which includes all their worldly attachments. As part of this renunciation, they also leave behind their clothes, food and shelter. Sadhus don’t lead a normal life like others; they choose to live poorly and only find richness in spirit and humanity.

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