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Nilanjan Das
Sands of Time II
Though I do not really believe in writing a lot in support of my image but I considered an exception for this one. Why do I call it Sands of Time ? This image is a left out from my recent series on Fragility which now I have renamed as the Vanishing Greens. Though the outer surface of nature more or less might look the same all over the world, but the life supporting inner cores are declining rapidly. In 100 years the overall natural cover of 14% in the world has been reduced to less than 5%. In this process of decline, many footsteps like these have been silenced. Being one of the largest mammals of the world, it is supposedly a species which is like to get affected first and also the most. The bloodline of the elephants with huge tusks are already missing, the small one's are in danger now. The receding forest keeps them walking much longer for the much needed supply of food and water and just how long will the inner strength of this great species be able to match the speed at which nature is receding. Not only elephants but many other species are struggling to carry their impressions on to the future. We can try to change all this though am not very sure if human efforts of restoration can match the human efforts of destruction equally. But we need to try and try hard, consider nature as part of our lives not with a purpose but with respect, love and the much needed space they require.


" STOP TAKING CHILDREN TO ZOO's, THEY MAKE EVERY CHILD GROW UP THINKING OUR FRIENDS FROM NATURE BELONG BEHIND CAGES.... THANKS"
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:47 pm

many footsteps like these have been silenced. so true and sad Nilanjan. A fine portrayal here. I am not sure if it helps to reduce the energy within the image by lowering the intensity levels just a bit.

And on that last comment - STOP TAKING CHILDREN TO ZOO's, THEY MAKE EVERY CHILD GROW UP THINKING OUR FRIENDS FROM NATURE BELONG BEHIND CAGES how did this escape all of us for so long ?

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:09 pm

I too was thinking if the image needs to be milder Ganshi, you read deep inside my mind :-). Thanks dear.
I had taken my child to the zoo as well but until recently I too did not realize this. While processing the images of the Impressions of the Lost World, I was thinking at what stage in life do we learn to think that beings of the animal kingdom belong to a separate world and I felt we unknowingly begin this by taking our children to the zoo, where in some country like ours they are directly behind a very short space caged inside a zoo. His cries and banging on the bars often treated as their happiness and we humans get pleasure out of it. The western world have them in open enclosures, trying to fool everyone into thinking those animals are comparatively free, safe and well taken care of. But it was more related to being marooned, a similar kind of punishment only. Entertainment shows where dolphins are made to perform, is it not something similar as well ? A dolphin no matter how much trained will never understand the clapping of the fins mean, those gestures are for humans and it is so sad that even grown up thoughtless minds derive happiness seeing the clapping of the fins, they do not realize the torture which went behind that. Certain things have changed in my mind forever Ganshi.....We will talk one day :-)

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Commentby Rajkumar on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:49 am

I have read if complete evolution is made into a one year film human kind would have been on the screen for the last five minutes. What a disproportionate amount of impact we are having.

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:56 pm

Reading all the above, i could not relate to "lowering the intensity levels "?
-RD

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:46 pm

Nilanjan, your last sentence is a killer! I remember coming home depressed after I had visited a local zoo near my place a few years back. I knew something was not right, but I could not understand what. Now it all makes sense.

STOP TAKING CHILDREN TO ZOO's, THEY MAKE EVERY CHILD GROW UP THINKING OUR FRIENDS FROM NATURE BELONG BEHIND CAGES

Thanks for the revelation Sir!

Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:26 pm

"Speed" for me! I have heard from various people that these gentle giants are incredibly fast. This image almost relates to my imagination thought I haven't experienced it ever. Art in my book for sure Nilanjanji!

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Commentby Hrishikesh N on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:28 pm

Nilanjanda, there are some memories which keep returning once in a while (Some of them to Haunt). That is what i can relate to when i see this image....Fantastic one.

+1 with RD about "lowering the intensity levels".... It works for me the way it is now.

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