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The Bigger the Prayer Wheel, The Greater the LIkelihood of Salvation at Thiksey, Ladakh by Anoop Negi

Thiksay Monastery and Gompa are rather well known to the travelers as well as the ones who see photos of Ladakh. It is a monastery strategically located on the highway going out to Manali and Changathang from Leh in Ladakh.

A giant prayer wheel enroute to the Gompa lay waiting for the devout and the believers to rotate it and disperse their prayers. The valley, visible through the rather large opening, stood motionless and silent as if waiting for something to happen.

Nothing much happens though bar the progression of tourists as they stop over and take photos. I wonder if they pray for better photos when they turn the wheel. I really do not think so. Most Indians seek not peace and quiet or a meaningful life but a life of untold monetary riches.

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The Dance of the Poles and Shit Happens in Goa. by Anoop Negi

Sand mining is a major problem in India. If you look out the window of your car or a train as you pass a river bed you will see trucks, tractors and bullock carts carrying away sand that is used primarily in the construction industry.
The Courts in India have banned sand mining wherever proactive volunteers have brought up the malaise but the activity still continues unchecked almost everywhere.

This is the river Colvale in Goa near the Chapora bridge where a sand mining boat lies moored with long poles used by the workers standing tall in the Goan sky. A man on the riverbank s(h)its in timeless repose caring two hoots about what the environmentalists are trying to achieve.

As of now the sand mining is banned and it has been a few years since I passed this place on the Highway 17 that runs through Goa.

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The Dance of the Poles and Shit Happens in Goa. by Anoop Negi

Sand mining is a major problem in India. If you look out the window of your car or a train as you pass a river bed you will see trucks, tractors and bullock carts carrying away sand that is used primarily in the construction industry.
The Courts in India have banned sand mining wherever proactive volunteers have brought up the malaise but the activity still continues unchecked almost everywhere.

This is the river Colvale in Goa near the Chapora bridge where a sand mining boat lies moored with long poles used by the workers standing tall in the Goan sky. A man on the riverbank s(h)its in timeless repose caring two hoots about what the environmentalists are trying to achieve.

As of now the sand mining is banned and it has been a few years since I passed this place on the Highway 17 that runs through Goa.

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