Monday, June 11, 2007

one simple image can show a thousand things that a big article can't. that's what the picture in hindu does.

a mountain range with sustainable forests, water sources including a beautiful waterfall, tribals living off all these environmental pillars - this is a situation across most of rural/tribal india.

now throw in big mining companies, screwed up policies aided and abetted by vested interests in govt, politicians acting as middlemen for rich industries rather than as protectors and benefactors of marginalised people - now this is development.

as the picture points out, we need a policy/mindset/approach change towards development of marginalised people. a development that can take these people along growth and NOT a development that brutalises them.

(KATIKI WATERFALL in the vicinity of Borra caves near Vizag under the knife of brutal development.)