Feb 24, 2013

In January 2010, a sensitive journalist wrote Payeng's incredible story in Assam's Dainik Janambhumi, and India suddenly took notice. Payeng was honoured as the "Forest Man of India" in New Delhi on Earth Day, 22 April 2012. Last September, the Planet workshops International Forum for a Sustainable Development invited him to speak at Evian, France. And in November, he received a Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award in Mumbai.
Sitting with Payeng over a meal , I asked him how he coped with the relentless news about poaching and deforestation in Assam.
"I have no time to worry about things I can't control," he smiled. "Infact I hardly have time to work on things I can control."
That simple philosophy by a simple cow-herder undrscores the most effective conservation strategy.

Feb 4, 2013

a) When you enter nature's domain, really enter it by scuba diving, or walking in a rainforest, or trekking high up in the Himalayas, or, perhaps walking in a desert....humility is injected into you, without your ego being bruised, because you know you are not in competition with nature. This is one emotion that all humans must experience. ( Bittu Sahgal)
b) When you were young and getting started in England, were you able to relax ?
Anthony Hopkins : No, not really. When you are younger, you tend to be tense and it's all very important. As the years go by you think, oh well, let's just relax and enjoy it, it's all a game. (source : Readers Digest)

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