Slow – A film from North East India

Slow down. Take your time. Free your mind.
Watch this 90 second film from the amazing parts of North East India. In a fast paced world we are all trying to make the most of our time, but this film talks about a far more important task.

North East India

On rare mornings when the sky is clear, the rays of the rising Sun strike the Kanchenjunga peak and set it aflame. One by one the adjoining peaks catch this light and turn crimson. One of the few places in India, from where one can witness this match-light effect is the small town of Pelling in West Sikkim.

North-east-india-matchlightMeanwhile in Dawki, Meghalaya close to the border of India and Bangladesh runs a river with waters that are crystal clear. Clear enough for some people to catch fish simply by spotting and lifting them up.

Slow-poster-3And in the open grasslands of Kaziranga and Manas in Assam, one can get dangerously close to gigantic one horned rhinos. Close enough to hear them chew the grass as you sit on top of your elephant ride.

North East RhinoIt is surprising but many people don’t know about the treasures of North East India. Here’s a 90 second short film that captures the beauty of the less traveled Dooars region in North East India.

If you have traveled and experienced the wonders of North East India then tell us your favorite parts. We’ll try and include them in our next film from the North East.

film making mentoring 2NOTE: If you liked this film you can check out our collection of short travel films from amazing corners of the world at this link:
http://www.bit.ly/mind-travel

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Fountain of Learning Project, Avalokitesvara Trust

Fountain of Learning a.k.a FoL, is an initiative of Avalokitsvara Trust to nurture and educate children in isolated villages of Ladakh. FoL was born in Likir Monastery and the name remains as a metaphor for acts of loving kindness, creativity, connection and compassion and our children’s right to education. Since then, Fountain of Learning Project has joined hands with other isolated and neglected schools in the Ladakh terrain, Indo-China & Indo-Pakistan borders. So far 8 libraries have been set up, but the trust is in the process of raising funds to build more libraries and reach out to a larger base of children in Ladakh.
This short film was made to highlight their work and support them in raising funds to create more libraries.

FoL aspires to organically build an integrated network of like-minded individuals that can extend their support through care, love, time, effort, their skills or monetarily. A few ways in which you can help:

Spreading & sharing word about this project
Collecting and gifting children’s books
Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/192600420842269/
Sponsoring a school library
Sponsoring a child.

If you are an individual who would like to volunteer your skills, creativity and time, have training in Montessori methods, experience with young learners, consider yourself a selfless nurturer, love children’s books or are a natural story-teller, please write to friendsoflikir@gmail.com with the subject-VOLUNTEER. To donate, please write with the subject- DONATE.

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FOL Address in Leh:
Fountain of Learning, Avalokitesvara Trust,
c/o. Lachumir House,
Behind Lotus Hotel,
Upper Karzoo,
Leh-194101.
Ladakh.
Phone Number : +91 96221 40328
www.facebook.com/avalokitesvaratrust 

60 Seconds in the Himalayas


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

*If this film made you think, please consider sharing it with others. You can also follow our new project ‘Enchanted Lands & Fables‘ to see more such films.

Blue Gold : 25 Pictures from Leh, India in Autumn

October 2012

Leh, an oasis town set amidst the cold ice desert region of the Himalayas is one of the most amazing places to visit in India. While the major tourist season is from May to August, those who venture out in other months are enchanted by the stunning beauty that awaits. Here’s a collection of photographs from Leh in the month of October.

Enchanted Forest

A collection of photographs shot in the beautiful mountains of Ranikhet, India. Located in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, Ranikhet is a charming little town that has held on to it’s secrets.

A forest of magic, lay forgotten.

Covered in mist and sleeping in time.

Until a passing traveller, stole a picture and broke the spell!