THE NOMADS OF PAKISTAN
On the border of India and Pakistan, west of Jaisalmer, the nomads still live in villages formed of mud huts with walls defining areas for livestock. Sleeping under the huge night skies one wakes to the children playing with the camels, drinking tea and eating breakfast. The father of this family left to travel to other parts of Pakistan that morning, leaving the mother and three children behind. One would think that the nomadic life would make such separation common place and the families would become desensitised, but the emotion as the father left the village with his camel suggested otherwise. Jaisalmer is now surrounded by many wind turbines and the road network in Rajasthan on the eastern side of this border is being upgraded for both tourist and military use; the nomad way of life has lost its niche due to drastic changes in transport, industry and distribution systems.