Saturday, August 19, 2006

Bhopal Gas Disaster : Where is Justice ?

I just read this news on BBC about a Bhopal Gas victim and activist committing suicide out of frustration and thought I should share it -

It has been 20 years since the disaster and the justice is nowhere on the horizon. Those who were responsible have never been held accountable and the people continue to suffer. It gives me chills to think what this man must have endured in his life since childhood! After campaigning so hard for the justice to the victims, he couldn't see any fruits of his labor or hope that he felt compelled to end his life. As far as this tragedy is concerned, unfortunately, "humanity" is just another word in the dictionary...and concerned people like me and you can't/don't do anything more than signing online petitions that don't make any difference ! sigh.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Red and Green

A restaurant with a lovely view in the Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen. I will post some more pictures that show the "gardens" part of Tivoli. Very touristy, but a very pleasent place.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The little mermaid

The little mermaid in Copenhagen, a brainchild of Hans Christian Andersen. She is situated on the harbor of Copenhagen so peacefully, staring at the ships in the distance with sad eyes, where she has lost her love forever.

The statue was commisioned by a person named Carl Jacobsen in 1909, who was fascinated by the fairytale, and created by the sculptor Edward Eriksen.

Changes in the blog

I have changed this blog from India to 'The warmer side of life' to include pictures from my travels to other warm places in the world also. This will include pictures from almost everything from Puerto Rico (in all seasons) to other colder places during summer.


Sunday, July 16, 2006

A rose is a rose is a rose

In my backyard back home in India. These roses have fragrance unlike the ones you get in the stores :)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Dissolving the differences

The Chilka lake merges with the Bay of Bengal at this location. It is amazing how the calm lake waters and the turbulent ocean waves merge so beautifully with each other. This is the shot of the boundary. You see less and less waves coming to the shore as you approach the boundary and at this point they annhilate themselves.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Ah, those days ! Two village kids came up to our car and smiled :) A Kodak (actually, HP) moment.

Friday, May 12, 2006


A lone tree on a floating land. This is also a view from the Chilka lake.

Fishing in Chilka

I took a trip to the South-Western state of Orissa. We went to the famous Chilka lake (which is actually famous for its dolphins). We were in a boat when we saw this guy arranging the fishing nets. It was a stricking image.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Calm Waters

I am going to post some pictures from my recent trip to India here. This India is relatively unknown - unreached. The nature is less tempered with - relatively of course.

This photograph is of a reservoir from a small dam on the river Sukhi, in the tribal district of Panchmahal in Gujarat state.