Thursday, October 26, 2006

Kerala -- A Paradise Lost ?

I am always proud to tagged as so called "Mallu" ! because I am part of very tolerant, industrious, sophiticated culture, heritage,and by its globe trotting people ..latest to attain global attention is Mr. Sashi Tharoor !! Who will be not proud to say that he/she is from a place tagged as one of the "50 places of lifetime" by NatGeo.

Now I really fear how long I can be proud of being one ?

When I see the "Nila" or "Bharathapuzha" (prominent river in kerala) lifeless, I feel its NO MORE A PARADISE .. its a PARADISE LOST. Her rivulets dwindling .. I see no water, no sand ... its bare and with thorny,bushy vegetation.I see no intectuals, poets, historian, thinkers basking on her banks having intectual dual .. no kids doing acrobatic diving ! because there is no river, she is dead ... !

Sand quarrying killed her ... !

Even I am ashamed to say that even I am a part of society which killed her !

More info about Nila -

Nila effect(cultural/literature) :-) -


arun prabhakaran said...

it is very easy to lament; which will not do any good both to the society and to the river. Instead youngsters should come up with creative ideas and with a will to implement it.

Anumodh said...

Yes true .. !! at least i tried to keep this mind while building my house (gone for a COSTFORD approach

But its not what we want, we should have alternative for sand or atleast limit its usage ... !

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