The Expedition BeginsSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Thoughts on the changing times from Tsering WangmoLeh, Ladakh
Everyone pitches in to clear the Snow and IceTaglang La 17,480 ft.
An interesting aspect of the rebuilding process was the diversity in the workers we met. There were men and women from all over India and Nepal of all religions and backgrounds. Although they were in a region known for intolerance, the worker communties were welcoming and extremely tolerant of each other.
"You have to do, what you have to do, to feed yourself and your family. For us, that is road building." — Sayed
When we prodded workers about why they came, or how they got along so well, we consistently heard the sentiment, "majboori." Translated to english this means, "you have to do, what you have to do, to feed yourself and your family."