After a hard day in mountains in Sangla valley in Himachal, this fellow was on his way home. We met him late afternoon near Chitkul. He had a heavy sack on his back. Not very articulate and not keen to talk, his persona reflected the quintessential hill folk. They are rustic, hardy, simple, god fearing and content with life.
Village Chitkul which is the last village on the Indian side (the mountain ranges would lead into Tibet) can be seen in the background, whereas river Baspa is to the left. I shot this picture in early October when the colours start changing from green to yellow to red and the skies are clear. ( Chitkul, 2014)
Milind Vishwas Sathe is the founder of Art India Foundation, a non profit organisation, which runs "Khula Aasmaan" as its flagship project. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression by children. Khula Aasmaan is free.
Milind also runs Indiaart Gallery, the art portal www.indiaart.com and New Media Ventures which is a consulting firm in the area of digital strategy. He is an avid photographer and a blogger. His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history, media and social transformation projects.
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