Nationalism. (Photo feature)

mmghosh's picture



A federation of States presumes a difference in the States. And it strikes one - forcibly - in the past year of travels in the north-eastern States of our Union how stark those differences are. Geography and topography, naturally, but the real differences are in the people. The peoples in this region are a conglomeration of folk migrating from Tibet to Thailand, and from our heartlands. The roads and tracks, dusty and rutted.




Every district has its dozen minorities, religions, languages and scripts. And the minorities may be sons (or often so important here, daughters) of the soil or imports, formerly indentured virtual slaves, migrants and more. How often, too, are the migrants biological, spreading across land and water.




Subsistence farmers, mostly, having to grow cash crop as a price to admission into a wider polity.




The greatest of pressures falls, naturally, on the environment - and the rapidly diminishing wildlife.




If you can, see it, before it is killed by us, as it will be.



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Now This is a Nice Photo Essay...



..lovely photograpy, evocative, some images dream-like, others rememberances of a land that should be, (image 4 particularly evokes fecundity of the land, unlike most anywhere in Israel).


Beautiful images...especially the Rino...what is a rino doing there?!?


(I presume that this is Northern India...would you care to tie down the location a little better...state, provence, so I can look it up.....:>}}})


Best Wishes, Traveller



The rhino?

mmghosh's picture

Crossing the road in front of our jeep.  Link [url=]provided[/url], as requested.

freedom is a fundamental value that does not need to be justified in terms of some other value like efficiency


Bernard Guerrero's picture

"I have a message from headquarters!"

"Headquarters?!  What is it?"

"It's a big place where generals meet, but that's not important right now."