Mysterious Man

This man lives in the neighborhood and begs for a living (I think). He never talks though.
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Either he has a skin problem or (more likely) he paints his face with something white. This kind of disguise is useful for begging.
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I will get hold of him someday and try to figure out the mysterious behavior.

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Hunza … The Street

My trip to Hunza was too short and busy. Could only take few photographs while on the street.

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Hunza … The Genes

It is said that ancestors of people of Hunza came here with Alexander the great. Some of the army liked the place and decided to stay for good. During the genome project, it was discovered that the genetic pool is closer to Romans than the Greeks.

We witnessed that genetic effect in terms of features, complexion and beauty. I particularly liked this girl. Her name is Fareha.

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Enjoy.

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Hunza … The Students

My trip to Hunza was actually to visit few schools and interact with the students. Our team delivered few motivational talks and we listened what ever the young ones wanted to say.

One of schools was girls only and the interaction was good. I was able to snap a few shots during the break.
Here you go:

Students asked us about the ways to secure admissions for higher studies.
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The teachers were also interested:
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The kids also photographed us:
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Chimping their handy work:
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The entire event was managed by the girls themselves:
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Beauty was abundant:
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Enjoy.

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Hunza…The Community

Hunza is a close-knit community and several programs are run for the benefit of the people. We visited a workshop where women learn the craft and make wooden furniture. The products are then sold. The women working there are also partners in the business.

Here are few shots:
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Testing a chair:
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These women were making the traditional musical instrument, similar to violin.
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Enjoy.

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Hunza…Serene

In the valley, wherever you look, you find big mountains and beautiful scenery. But then one finds a spot most tourists will miss.

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And in B&W:
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Enjoy.

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Attabad Lake

In 2010, a massive landslide blocked the flow of Hunza River flowing along Karakurram Highway. Several people lost their lives and thousands were displaced.

Now a days, it is tourist spot and the water is unbelievably blue.
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The landslide also affected the highway and Pakistan-China had to build several tunnels to keep the road functional.
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A ‘I was there’ shot:
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A black and white view:
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Enjoy.

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