Life

Articles and pictures from the daily life of Spiti people.

People from Kaza take rest on their frozen field

First Step of Farming in Spiti

The first stage of farming in Spiti. Melting 4ft of hard snow on the fields. Sometimes its more than that. The people sprinkle ash and soil on the fields that a...
As it snows heavily, a local Spitian walks through snow to collect water in the month of March

Winter won’t end in March

It's the first week of March and Spiti is without electricity for the past seventeen days. Before that, there was no power for nine days. Hence no frequent post...
A kid walks with a sledge made of plastic water pipes and wood through the lanes of Kaza village of Spiti on 25th Jan, 2015.

Sledging through Kaza

A kid walks with a sledge made of plastic water pipes and wood through the lanes of Kaza village of Spiti on 25th Jan, 2015. A kid walks with a sledge made of...
Icicles formed on the frozen clothes left outside to dry in Kaza village of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India on 17 Jan, 2014. The temperature is dipping down to -20.3˚C in this small valley in the western Himalayas.

Frozen clothes in Kaza

After washing the clothes in the frozen stream, its time for them to dry. It takes three to four days of clear weather to dry the clothes. After every sunset, t...
Tsering Dolma washing clothes in Kaza. The village people dig a hole through the frozen stream to access the flowing water beneath it to wash clothes in peak winters

Washing clothes in winters

In the month of January, after four spells of snowfall, when few more public water sources have started freezing, washing clothes got a little tricky for the pe...