autumn frosted sky

3 comments:

George said...

hi Baruk - just a quick note to say how much i like this photograph - and your other stuff - I'm sure the funnily-named river must be our local Waikato. i liked the poem, but referred to things i probably dont' fully understand. Also loved the picture of Bombay? - amazing
The photo of hte barbed wire reminds me of the NZ painter Graham Sydney who does a lot of pictures of Central Otago, near Dunedin, where i come from. Google him and have a look - i think you might like it. Keep up the work adn we'll catch you later Mr Feddabonn

Bruce

George said...

Am i meant to comment on my comment? THis may never end, and how long can i keep making intelligent comments?

bruce

feddabonn said...

thanks, bruce. really very nice to have you here.

"strangely", as in stranger. you should hear some the truly weird names of rivers where i come from!

"saviour cars" refer to the tata nano, a car introduced by tata motors. their head, ratan tata, claimed they would provide the country with better transport. a little like prince charles- fairly intelligent, but awfully ugly and rather misguided. as you can imagine, we do not see eye to eye on this one-and that's the crossroads of perspective. more on that here: http://bottlebroke.blogspot.com/2008/01/peoples-car.html

the initial ruckus was around singur where the blessed ratan tata (seated) tried to turn fertile land into a car workshop. the small and marginal farmers resisted, and were almost trampled down.

my perspective: cars are less needed that effective and efficient public transport. and cars for india's middle classes are much less important that a livelihood for the farmers.