It seemed like the sound of a school's recess bell while we were eagerly waiting for our lunch to be served.Our cook literally ran towards the city square with the empty utensils with the plastering gesture that she is coming back soon.
Soon we saw a group of people in a deserted town(It was before this bell ) of Durbuk.
You could literally touch their desperation to have some water for their families.
We came to know that,this is daily scene in this remote village and in every other village of Ladakh in winters.
Pipe lines are frozen,all the water bodies are frozen and only option for water supply is either military water tankers or occasional water supply from local authorities.
When we think about Ladakh then we see beauty, mountain tops, scenic stupas and blue skys.
On the other hand in harsh winters locals see the worst water crisis and struggle to keep themselves warm in -30 degree temperature.
Ladakhi people are always vibrant and funfilled but in writers you can see the struggle to survive at its best .
Water crisis is real in Ladakh due to several reasons,including global warming, swelling tourism but in winters it is more than that.
We drove forward towards Pengong tak,to witness the frozen lake but just thinking that what's thrilling for us and a momentary experience...These people live that moment for months.
Hats off to these warriors without uniform.
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