Chewang Norphel

  • Real Hero from Ladakh to construct reservoirs March 27, 2012

    Ladakh: It is just the beginning of harsh winters in Ladakh. Come December and mercury dips to a chilling -15 degrees here. But for 78-year-old Chewang Norphel, temperature is just a number as he literally skips to the top of a very rocky mountain near the Numb village. The former civil...
  • 'Glacier man' solves Ladakh's water problems August 31, 2007

    Ladakh: To a traveler, Ladakh is a place of immense natural beauty. But to the people who live in the place, it is a cold desert where survival depends on careful use of sparse natural resources including water. However, a man is making a huge difference in the lives of the...