These are not just another pretty travel pictures..There is a murky tale behind these waters..The mountains are shredded by greedy corporations and governments looking for gold , iron ore and other minerals and as they are battered and broken down, the result is this. I am not against mining or development per se, but definitely not at the cost of our environment

32 comments

  1. Anu 19 July, 2008 at 08:17 Reply

    India should have stricter rules on environmental protection.. every leader or politician thinks of the time, till his death, not for the future generations after that.. where are these mountains?b

  2. Priyank 19 July, 2008 at 10:53 Reply

    We the consumers are also to blame partly. Our appetite for marble floors and granite countertops has increased like there is no tomorrow. Stone is being used for decorative purposes too πŸ™‚

    Where are the mountains?
    They are in your homes πŸ˜›

    PS: nice title btw πŸ˜‰ hehehe!

  3. Jeevan 19 July, 2008 at 17:04 Reply

    Yes I agree. For more the mountain rocks cut for constructions. Many small hills near to cities are lost for our homes and offices, but there is any other way to stop or reduce them in future, hum… we have to face the price rice then in demand.

  4. Bendtherulz 19 July, 2008 at 17:38 Reply

    Yikes …sad very sad. I agree with Anu we should have more stricter rules about these things. I am sorry I am not very familiar with Karnatka -which hill this is which is getting mined ruthlessly. Isn’t there a Green peace movement which can raise the petition and atleast get the movement going so that authority start looking at situation little bit differently then just making money !!

  5. vishesh 19 July, 2008 at 17:53 Reply

    hmm…at what cost? i would at humanity’s cost….but moving things which don’t require to be,we are wasting our strength for exploiting our so called “gifts”

  6. I am 20 July, 2008 at 12:31 Reply

    Cannot be the waters of Narmada dam but am sure its one of those rivers in South or central India extracting resources to feed a neighboring state..

  7. Nomadic Matt 20 July, 2008 at 23:44 Reply

    That’s a real shame. As such a rising power, I wish india had stricter environmental rules and regulations. it can have such a positive impact if it put the effort.

  8. mitr_bayarea 22 July, 2008 at 02:27 Reply

    Lakshmi-

    even after such destruction by the corps and govt. these mountains look so beautiful, can’t iamgine how much better they would have looked before being tortured.

  9. Shantanu 22 July, 2008 at 04:10 Reply

    Ah, the price of progress! You should see the new Pixar movie, Wall-E. Paints a pretty dispressing picture of the Earth and humankind in the future.

  10. dharmabum 23 July, 2008 at 16:06 Reply

    its a tough call. i think, that in our craze for development, and its very western connotation, we have stopped thinking. and that comes with a price to pay.

    i guess it is also heavily consumer driven – people are obsessed with marble and granite floors and what not – there seems to be no limit to our wants.

  11. Dee Dee 24 July, 2008 at 00:36 Reply

    Lakshmi…long ago in my country, America, strip mining for coal was ruining beautiful mountains…regulations have been placed on the miners and now they have to repair and replenish the areas mined…a good thing. I wish the best for your beautiful country my friend.

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  13. Lakshmi 2 August, 2008 at 08:44 Reply

    Anu – So true..but the law enforcers themselves are so corrupt

    Priyank – Thanks for the title..To a certain extent I agree..even I as a consumer is guilty of the same..but what choices do we have – wood or stone ? And as long as these are available in the market, consumers will buy .

    Jeevan -Thats right..most of us are so used to granite and marble that we are depleting our natural resources

    Ropi – πŸ™‚

    BTR – This is a quarry site..not a famous range as such..but just an indication of whats happenning in the country today

    Vishesh – I agree..Gifts are meant to be used not exploited

    Maria -Thanks

    Hobo – So well put

    I am – This is not a river..just a quarry site

    Solitaire – Thats true..everything will be depleted soon

    Sameera – Thanks..yes, its sad

    Sukku – Greed has no limites unfortunately

    Reeta – πŸ™ true

    Matt – There are organisations working towards it, but it still needs to be enforced

    Indrani – We pass these beautiful sights most of the time and dont realize it very often

    Ajeya – Thats the tragic part of it..silently suffering and yet looking majestic

    Celine – Thats even worse..havent seen any workers, but am sure child labour comes cheap and they must be using kids

    Kamini – Its sad πŸ™ I was just passing by ..dont have much details to offer

    Mitr -Thats tragic , isnt it ?

    Wendy – Your perspective is so right ..we are injuring ourselves in the process

    Shantanu – Should see the film..thanks

    Pallavi – Thanks..:)

    Dharma – The right balance is required

    Stephanie – Thanks ..Sad but true ..its a global issue today

    Sayani – yes..Its tragic

    DeeDee- I hope that happens here soon

    Samir -Thanks for the comment..will get in touch..all the very best

    lalli- So well put..sad but true

    Mridula – Its tragic that we will seeing more such sites these days

    Ceedy – True..a right balance is required

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