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Camel-Skin Titanic

A celebration of the ship of the desert amid its dwindling numbers

Camel-Skin Titanic
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Camel-Skin Titanic
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No Beast Of Burden

The camel has other uses. Camel milk is a rich source of nutrients and can be consumed even by the lactose-intolerant. NRCC offers:

  • Fresh milk: Rs 10 per litre
  • Flavored milk: Rs 5 per 200 ml
  • Kulfi: Rs 30
  • Coffee: Rs 10
  • It’s also working on camel yoghurt, cheese and skin cream
  • Lokhit Pashu Palan Sansthan, near Udaipur, has teamed up with Haathi Chaap brand to make paper from camel dung
  • LPPS, along with Kullu weaver’s cooperative Bhuttico, is working on making caps and stoles from a mix of silk and camel hair wool

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Sebastian Lindstrom slept under the stars on the vast expanse of sand in Ladera on a bitingly cold January night. Giving him company were thousands of herdsmen from across Rajasthan gathered in this small, dusty town near Bikaner, their camel carts doubling up as beds. It was not an adventure camp, but a significant...

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