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Nepal Quake update and resources

Thanks for participating in our Nepal Earthquake Relief online campaign where we reached over 20,000 people through our social media. We had pointed our patrons to the ways to help available online and helped create awareness of the tragedy that struck the beautiful Himalayan Country. Here are some resources on Disaster Preparedness in Nepal and some articles that covered the tragedy at the time. Regards, Team HP     http://www.dpnet.org.np/index.php?pageName=earthquake http://www.wsj.com/articles/nepal-struggles-to-recover-from-devastating-quakes-1435078955 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11562782/Nepal-earthquake-live.html http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-calculate-new-loss-predictions-for-nepal-quake/ http://himalayanpeople.com/pages/nepal-earthquake-relief

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The Snow Leopard Conservancy

Sustainable livelihoods of communities and protection of wildlife (in this case snow leopards) are linked. As alternative sources of livelihood are made available to people who live near wild life, poaching reduces. As wild life becomes a means of tourism and pride, conservation improves and the entire eco system prospers. Good economics is beyond money. #Think#GoodEconomics.    http://snowleopardconservancy.org/  

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Know your tea

  All tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The taste, appearance, aroma and texture of Tea is like wine or whisky in some regards. Like wine it varies with the region where it is grown, like whisky it can be blended or had as single garden unblended tea.Tea leaves are typically picked in first, second and third flush. i.e. first leaves of the season, second leaves later in the year and so on.The texture, colour, liquor and flavour of tea are typically what one considers when evaluating or tasting tea. These are a function of the region where the tea is grown, the time of the year (flush), the amount of rainfall, the amount of sunshine and the...

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The Tribal Network

    Innovators: Those who looked at the thing on the left and created the thing on the right.   Any similarity between people in the Silicon valley in Western California and those in the Kullu Valley in the Middle Himalayas seems far fetched. However despite the huge differences in these two sets of humans, there is a deep connection between them. Beyond their ability to take what they find in raw form in nature and convert it into something much more, recent changes in the economic environment have shown cultural similarities between these two sets of people and many others around the world. When the techies in Silicon Valley collaborated by accident or intent to start open source code...

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