Thursday, 16 January 2020

Not A Story 2

The girl was born in a big city. She has been around a sea of people as long as she has known life. But life had something else planned for her. After spending more than 20 years in concrete jungle, her work took her to some other jungle...the real one. Here she used to wake up to the birds chirping instead of car honking and instead of sea of people she had greenery and beautiful animals surrounding her.

This is the place where she finally found the love of her life. There was no going back. This jungle became her new home.

Years later she came back to the city to see her parents for a few days. The city had now grown beyond its capacity. Instead of thousands, now she could see millions of people. There were cars everywhere which made it impossible to walk on the roads. The air was so polluted, the sky was barely visible anymore.

The same place that she called her home for most of her life now felt alien. The city that she grew up in, now suffocated her. Her lungs, now used to clean air, struggled to breathe.

The pollution, the population have robbed her off her childhood home. She went back, to her new home, where she can breathe again.

This isn't just a random story. This is a story of my friend but sadly becoming more and more common among the next generation.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The boy has had stomach issues ever since he was a child. He has consulted many doctors all over the country, all types of medicines and treatments. Every doctor he visited, suggested something new. But they agreed on one thing...he would probably have to live his entire life with his stomach issues. They said it wasn't curable. By the time he reached his 20s, he had accepted his fate.

But then something changed. Life took some unexpected turns and he found himself in a different country, with less population, less pollution, more greenery, cleaner air and water. Like magic, his stomach problems were gone. With a magical touch of nature, the problems that the entire medical community said were not curable, was cured.

This isn't just a random story. This is a story of my friend but sadly becoming more and more common among the next generation.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020


Even though we have gone far from nature, our everyday is filled with it, even our language. It is believed that humans developed language inspired by bird and animal sounds. But it's not just sounds that we have taken, we have taken more inspiration from nature.

Red as a Rose, hard as stone, sweet as honey and many more proverbs we have been using are actually the expression of nature around us. Even the imagery of dove as peace symbols or caterpillar as a sign of transformation, all are homage to the beauty and complexity of nature.

Nature has always been a place of inspiration and artistry for humans. But once we destroy this nature, forget inspiration but how do we even sustain life?

Monday, 13 January 2020

The Price to Pay

We are in twenty first century. We have made unimaginable progress in every aspect of life, arts, science, technology. We have reached the moon, we have learned to fly. We have discovered so much about the earth and our lives.

But all this progress comes at a price. We have gone farther away from our origin. We tasted success and started running after it so much that we forgot what stopping for a moment feels like. We have forgotten the meaning of peace and quiet. And that has taken a toll on our mental and physical health.

Heart diseases are on the rise, so is depression. The price we paid for industrial and economic development is the toxic air we breathe. Our lungs are struggling to breathe in this hazardous air, our stomach is battling with the chemical ridden food and water.

Was it worth it to pay such a high price?

Sunday, 12 January 2020

The perfect beauty

First time when I saw a zebra, I was mesmerized. They were the perfect work of art to me. Their innocent eyes and beautiful stripes left me speechless. 

Zebras are herbivores. Being one of the most favorite prey for lions, zebras spend their whole life avoiding predators. It is not difficult to spot a zebra in the African savannas, but the moment you try to get a little close, they run away. These two beautiful zebras didn't give us a lot of time to appreciate their beauty, but thankfully I was able to capture a few shots before they ran away.