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OUR BEAUTIFUL EARTH

 

Life would not have been possible if the core of the Earth was not encrusted with lighter material – rocks (basalt and granite), alongwith water bodies.

 

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THE GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR

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‘I’m just a face in the crowd

You probably don’t know me

As I don’t stand out……”

Sang Lionel Richie. How most of us wish that we were some one special to someone or to our society. All our lives we work hard to achieve fame. Hard work, talent and  Lady Luck helped in changing a face in the crowd to the face in the crowd.

Thanks to the social media, some people are getting recognition, not only in their society but even globally _ politicians, Youtubers, Instagrammers……

In a large gathering, each person has his own story, own motive and mood.

 

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Caught in the traffic

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Rain is routine for some and romance for others

 

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Courtship

A day out

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Waiting

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Preening

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Concentrating

Cesar in different moods

 

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Observing

WATER, WATER, ANYWHERE, NOT ANY DROP TO DRINK

Fresh water resources are now becoming insufficient to meet the demand. About 1/3 of the global population faces water scarcity for at least one month in an year and about 1/ 2 million face water scarcity all year around. The main cause of this water scarcity is pollution, population explosion, mismanagement of water resources, excessive use of ground water.

The authorities, the social organisations,the social media advise,plead and warn the public against wastage of even a drop of water. It is the responsibility of the authorities to regularly assay the water supply to ensure that the water is potable so that huge quantities of water is not wasted by water purifiers and ROs.DSCN5844

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

All things bright and beautiful

All things great and small

 

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The Lord God made them all

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But unfortunately, human beings consider themselves to be better than the rest of God’s creations and have little regard for the others.

Last year, a stray dog, who was a lively and affectionate bitch was badly injured by a speeding vehicle. Some of the people who saw her regularly on their walks tried to help by contacting different Animal Rescue Societies but no help was forthcoming. Her survival seemed impossible in view of the Monsoon season (mosquitoes, flies,ticks) and no shelter for the helpless creature.

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Help came in the form of an unknown benefactor, who would apply some medicine on the wounds. Despite the pain and stiffness, the dog remained active and cheerful.

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SHOULD THERE BE ZOOS?

In older times, animals and birds were kept in cages- menageries for combat sporting and also as a status symbols. Slaves were also sometimes caged along with the animals.

The term Zoo comes from Zoology, the study of animals – the animals being kept in parks, in a habitat similar to their own. Also, since humans have and continue to destroy their habitats- jungles, wetlands and hunt and destroy several species, many of these are now extinct or on the endangered list. The surviving members are kept in the zoo to safeguard them and allow them to breed in relative safety. Zoos also serve to sensitize people to the plight of the animals.

However, it has been found that animals in the zoos are highly stressed, breed with difficulty, have a shorter life and their normal instincts are blunted. These captive animals, whose instinct is to hunt and eat, sometimes, refuse the provided food. Because of the restricted movement, they can become bored, aggressive or develop abnormal behaviour- often harming themselves. Coming in contact with humans, they may also develop human diseases and spread organisms harmful to humans which results in these animals being culled. The standard of care provided to these animals depends on the honesty and dedication of those responsible for their welfare.

Some visitors to the zoo treat the animals as voyeuristic objects despite strict warnings.

These days we have Safari Parks,Animal Theme Parks and Petting Zoos.

A few years ago we visited the National Zoological Park in New Delhi, situated near the Old Fort. Inaugurated in 1959, it  houses 130 species of birds and animals. It was a beautiful foggy morning in December, so most of the animals were hibernating but we were lucky to watch the migratory birds. Majority of the visitors were appreciative of the privilege of seeing these magnificent creatures but a few thought their trip was wasted because they couldn’t see the animals ‘in action’.

I had forgotten to charge the batteries of my camera, the battery ran down exactly at the moment that the sleeping python decided to poke its head out of his hiding place. I did get some lovely pics and the memories are sweet-  crows and mynahs taking their share from the feed of the inmates!

The reality show on television seem more a Zoo, especially the show Big Boss.

 

 

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