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Life in Hills

“I like the fresh air and pollution free atmosphere in the hills. There is no competition for money and people are not conscious of their status so they treat each other as equals. Life is peaceful. People in the hills love to help each other and they easily understand each other. Simplicity of the people here is very endearing. But there are some drawbacks as well, the cold climate and the transport problem during winters. The highway gets completely blocked because of snowfall.

Beyond the hills there are much more opportunities for children to get a good future and live a luxurious life. But there are only two kinds of people there, rich or poor. The rich get richer and the poor poorer. Humanity doesn't exist in the people there. They can kill each other for money. Now terrorism has become big thing. Women are not safe beyond the hills. You have to protect yourself from danger inside and out side the home.”
  Name: Chhering Gatuk
Occupation: Teacher
Location: Kaza, Lahaul & Spiti
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