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rehabilitation for leh victims
i wanted to this topic bt dont understand hoew to proceed cause leh s climate is extrem and now winter so can go there
Gaurav Arbooj
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rehabilitation for leh victims
Gaurav, Where is Leh?
Frank John Snelling
rehabilitation for leh victims
hey there gaurav...i too zeroed on this one...so whats ur situation did ya take it up or your changed your topic....
Bhuvnesh Pandey
rehabilitation for leh victims
you can go there by air frm chandigarh and delhi duing winter. roads will open up frm junu-july. if possible take up this topic.

@ frank john<
leh is capital of ladakh in india. its at an altitude of 11000 ft frm msl. its a cold desert.a place must visit for architects and adventure enthusist. it has some of the best vernacular settlements on high altitude.
Meehaj Thakkar
rehabilitation for leh victims
Meehaj, Thank you for the information that Leh is the capital of the Ladakh region. The topic puzzled me and now I see it was a combination of my ignorance and confusion over the use of lower case letters when capitals should have been used which is the reason why I was taught at school to put capital letters for the names of places.

In passing, I have noticed over the past few years, an increasing use of lower case letters instead of capital letters (probably from the mobile phone texting slang).
Frank John Snelling
rehabilitation for leh victims
@Frank John sir,
Actually, I think it is because of our laziness in pressing required keys in keyboard.
Meehaj Thakkar
rehabilitation for leh victims
Meehaj, True.

Gaurav, Given that the Ladakh region is a cold (and dry?)desert. I would assume that part of the vernacular design is to have very thick walls and cellars to live in the winter?
Frank John Snelling
rehabilitation for leh victims
@ Frank John sir,

Traditionally, the buildings in these regions are made up sundried mud-bricks with around 600 mm wallthickness with large openings.
There are palaces and monastries 6-8 storey high built before 400-500 years still existing in this region.
Meehaj Thakkar
rehabilitation for leh victims
Meehaj, Thank you for the information, although I would have thought that earthquakes would have levelled the higher buildings?

I am watching an interesting TV series called "Earth Story" which showed the whole of the Himalayas was unstable.
Frank John Snelling
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