Friday, March 5, 2010

Road to......

Monkeys on the road between Siliguri and Sikkim are a common sight.Some of them lost their legs,tails and fingers as they evolved to survive with the humans on wheels who left an impact on their taste buds and ear.

The Jarawa tribes of Andaman Islands are objects of curiosity for the tourist,This tribe who came into open human contact only fifteen years ago is causing a great dilemma,whether to bring them closer or to keep them isolated .The only solution is to keep them as they are and improve their living conditions and work towards stabilizing their population without affecting their habitat.
Now they reach the roads whenever a convoy passes through their land, expecting eatables from the vehicles.These real humans-Worlds bravest survivors , who don't know about money,education,religion,nations ,politics , Bollywood,cricket etc. will one day loose all their values and enter into our social,economical,moral and cultural values or eccentricities and will become the citizen of India.
Illegal immigrants, Encroachments ,Andaman Trunk Road,Sand exploitation,Quarries,Tribal issues , Corruption , Alcoholism,Price Regulation,Wastage dumping by foreign countries in the Andaman Sea and Water Scarcity are some major issues concerning the Islands.

"...One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land."

Martin Luther King

I Have a Dream - Address at March on Washington

August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

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