Thursday, April 27, 2006
This happens in Kerala Backwater, Marine Drive!
"God's own country,
Waste's own lake."
The backwaters have changed much since Vasco da Gama visited Kerala centuries ago. The charms he experienced while cruising down the backwater canals has changed much as you will experience them today. Like the picture you are seeing at Marine Drive, that waste include plastic and animal waste. It seems that the thriving tourism sector in Kerala has left these activities happening around unnoticed. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.