Videos tagged with "east"

Chitagong East Pakistan1971 [00:56]
I was led to believe that these particular Merchant Seamen can spend their entire lives afloat on the warm and deceptively benign waters of the Bay of Bengal. They came close to any ship at anchore (in this case mv"Manora" of the BISNCo.), in the hope of collecting empty beer cans to adapt into oil lamps, or any other scraps that might aid their families survival, between the harder extremes of flood, famine and mayhem. Too common a sight then to raise even a hopeful eyebrow for the future of that area. (Filmed by the ships Electrical Officer ( and light maker's unwitting assistant!) Tony Brooke.

Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh [00:47]
Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh Fires rage at Buddhist temples in Bangladesh after hundreds of Muslim demonstrators set fires after they complained a Buddhist man insulted Islam in a Facebook posting. Members of the Buddhist minority in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists. At least four temples came under attack. Some 15 Buddhist homes were also damaged. Later, Buddhist demonstrators took to the streets, staging their own demonstration and calling for peace.

Yaks, Teesta river and Mt. Chomiomo / Kanchenjhau, in Sikkim [01:12]
A yak herder brings in his yak herd from the upper reaches of the Teesta river, in Sikkim, India. The yak, Bos grunniens, is a long-haired bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia. Yaks have shaggy hair to insulate them from the cold. Their habitat is treeless uplands such as hills, mountains and plateaus. They eat grasses, lichens and other plants. The yaks are seen grazing in front of Chomiomo, Kanchenjau and others peaks located on the Tibetan plateau, in north Sikkim, India near Teesta river valley. These peaks also lay en route the high altitude lake of Gurudongmar. The fence one sees in front protects visitors from straying into the mine fields that are still active from the India-Chinese wars from back in the 1960's! Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan Mountains. The state borders Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the southeast. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south. River Teesta or Tista is said to be the lifeline of the Indian state of Sikkim, flowing for almost the entire length of the state and carving out verdant Himalayan temperate and tropical river valleys. The emerald-coloured river then forms the border between Sikkim and West Bengal before joining the Brahmaputra as a tributary in Bangladesh. The total length of the river is 309 km (192 mi), draining an area of 12540 km². A large portion of this was situated in Nepal. But after Sugauli ...

Meghalaya EP 01 Final [18:21]
Meghalaya Carved from the erstwhile State of Assam, Meghalaya became a full fledged State on January 21,1972. Bounded on the North and East by Assam and on the South and West by Bangladesh, Meghalaya is spread over an area of 22, 429 square kilometres. Climate The State enjoys a temperate climate. It is directly influenced by the South-West Monsoon and the northeast winter wind. The four seasons of Meghalaya are: Spring - March and April, Summer (Monsoon) - May to September, Autumn -October and November and Winter - December to February. The Monsoon usually starts by the third week of May and continues right to the end of September and sometimes well into the middle of October. Maximum rainfall occurs over the southern slopes of the Khasi Hills, ie over the Sohra and the Mawsynram platform, which receives the heaviest rainfall in the world. The average rainfall in the State is 12000 mm.

Meghalaya EP 02 Final [18:56]
Meghalaya Carved from the erstwhile State of Assam, Meghalaya became a full fledged State on January 21,1972. Bounded on the North and East by Assam and on the South and West by Bangladesh, Meghalaya is spread over an area of 22, 429 square kilometres. Climate The State enjoys a temperate climate. It is directly influenced by the South-West Monsoon and the northeast winter wind. The four seasons of Meghalaya are: Spring - March and April, Summer (Monsoon) - May to September, Autumn -October and November and Winter - December to February. The Monsoon usually starts by the third week of May and continues right to the end of September and sometimes well into the middle of October. Maximum rainfall occurs over the southern slopes of the Khasi Hills, ie over the Sohra and the Mawsynram platform, which receives the heaviest rainfall in the world. The average rainfall in the State is 12000 mm.

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