I learnt this from an army lieutenant, and didn’t find any reference to it on the Internet, so am writing about it. I have often met people who discuss about how we take things for granted, and never realize their value unless we miss them. Typical examples include electricity and water. But what about color?
Indian army soldiers, who’re deployed on Siachen, have numerous newspaper, magazine, and such stuff posted on their cabin walls. They’re supposedly mad about any such clips, and bring them along whenever they’re back to Siachen from the mainland. Their walls are littered with photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine cutouts — anything that is colored.
Why? Because the whole world in Siachen is only the white of the snow. They don’t get to see color at all.
Do we ever even think about such things?
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