As my newly adopted home of Calgary in western Canada experiences its own flooding, I’m reminded that the situation in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in north India is far worse.
So far 560 people have died with many tens of thousands more displaced and homeless. First hand I’ve experienced how floods can change your life – and this in a country like Canada with stringent regulations, emergency preparedness plans, and many thousands of first responders and emergency personnel. I can’t imagine how difficult the situation on the ground is in Uttarakhand.
Exactly 1 year ago I was in Uttarakhand conducting research in regions now completely destroyed by the flooding. Seeing images of communities and landmarks that I saw just last year, now completely submerged, is saddening.
For these reasons we at ATMA have decided that all money we receive through the sale of the paintings we recently…
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