The Himalayas are more than 50 million years old, but in the last 50 years they have witnessed a huge change. Here’s a short time lapse from the magnificent Himalayas. Images from the past and the present that provoke us to think about the future of the Himalayas.

This film has been shot in Himanchal Pradesh, India. The city shown is Shimla, also known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’! Shot with Canon 600 D, 18-135mm lens.
Credits: Film by Nitin Das
Special Thanks: Sunil Chauhan

Himalayas Discussion

In less than 20 years, India will have the largest population in the world (overtaking China). Approximately 1,460,000,000 plus people. With such a huge population are we heading toward an imminent crisis? What are the future problems you foresee? What steps can we take to be better prepared & to turn our weakness into our strength? (Put your thoughts in the comment box below to continue the discussion)

Himalayas in Images

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2 thoughts on “60 Seconds in the Himalayas

  1. Nitin,
    have been trekking in the himalayas for close to three decades and haven’t seen such fast degradation than i have in the last 5 years. You are right about the future being bleak but if there is any region facing the flak of the climate change its not the coasts as its being made out but rather the higher himalayas. Higher Nepal is in tatters because trekking and mountaineering is shrinking because of crazy and freak weather incidents. Appl has tgone up to 9000 feet from 6000 because it doesn’t snow at 6000 any more. And so on…Its also pertinenet that this last decade has seen the huge spurt in economic activity…the link between economics to climate, to communalism, to gender, to any social or environmental issue has to be studied deeply for our culture to accept the truth. But unfortunately there seems to be no time and inclination for peopl eto ask these questions to go deeper. It’s as if the culture has shut itself in. We seem to be telling ourselves – We know we are headed for disaster but let’s enjoy ourselves meanwhile. In this regard Walter Lippman’s words will come back to haunt us i feel – “There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.”

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