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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

On a road trip - pretty and not-so-pretty sights

Going eastward on NH-67 (Coimbatore-Nagappattinam route) from Sulur, we came across some sights which soothed the sore eye, and some others which instigate the mind to seethe...

Sunflowers painting a nice picture before the seeds reach oil-mills, to further sate man's needs.
A wide variety of mangoes cultivated by a family (karumburasam, banganapalli, alphonso, imampasand, rumani, kallamani...) We couldn't resist the inviting display, and had to stop enroute both ways to have a fill of the end-of-season pick.

Tanjavur dolls waiting to reach indoor showcases.
Food on wheels - 25 beef recipes traveling towards weekend dinner tables.

You guessed right. The road has to be widened as an aid to lopsided development, and we humans are ready to fell those stalwarts who have thus far been forming green and shady tunnels.

We humans insist on travelling even faster towards the 2 degree threshold of catastrophic climate change.



Blogger Pradeep said...

These rural scenes are so invigorating!

02 July, 2008  
Blogger Indrani said...

Wow! Such lovely shots.

02 July, 2008  

Beautiful pictures of sunflowers very colourful dolls.

Sad to see trees being chopped down - it takes ages for one to grow, and only minutes to lop it down.

And those poor animals - but then, one man's meat is another man's crusade.

02 July, 2008  
Blogger Abraham Tharakan said...

Nice photographs, particularly the close up sunflower.

03 July, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Pradeep, Yes, India still lives in its villages.
Indrani, AT, thanks!
we need a rethink on the kind of development agenda we pursue

03 July, 2008  
Blogger Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

The pictures do create an impact, they're really well taken. But the trees!! Oh my god! They r cutting down trees? Really? That;s really sad. I hate it when people cut trees. u could send this to fort mysore.

04 July, 2008  

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