Sunday, July 19, 2009

Regality In Capture !!!

Beautiful Fur + Fearsome Reputation = Grim Outlook

The above pictures are from my visit to the local zoo. Apart from the striking beauty and the regality of this magnificent animal what was more striking was the restlessness that I saw it in. The tiger kept moving incessantly inside its enclosure which spoilt my numerous attempts to take its good picture. And though the enclosure was pretty big (half the size of a soccer field ) but it was evident from the behaviour of the tiger that it hated being kept in the captivity and the prying eyes and ever clicking cameras of its human visitors.

This was a disgraceful power equation at display. Just because the human being has power it has captured an otherwise very powerful animal and put it up for display and entertainment. Various thoughts begin to pass by my mind as I watched it. I was entertained and delightful to see 3-4 ft away the king of the jungle, an animal with a fearsome reputation. Each time it passed near by me something trembled inside me, at the same time I felt ashamed at being responsible for keeping an animal under captivity devoid of freedom and its natural habitat.

Its hard for me to conclude whether its good or bad to keep an animal in a zoo or whether the idea of a zoo is good or bad but these questions are difficult to answer and I'am sure they get raised in every person that comes close to this issue.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My first 3-D movie experience

Before this I have always seen animation movies on my laptop but this time i got persuaded by my friend to watch Ice Age-3 in a movie theatre. And for the first few minutes I could not believe what I experienced. As they begin to stream the pre- movie show there is a very distinct 3d effect that you can understand and feel. The falling rain being showed on the screen suddenly begins to have an effect that it has reached you. The thick and dense forest gives you a feeling as if you are walking into it. The river of molten lava begins to flow out of the screen. And the characters (Sid the dimwit sloth, Buck the dino hunting weasel and others ) seem to be floating and diving in the air all the time.
The kids and their parents in the theatre seem to enjoy a lot and shreaked and laughed all through the movie. Overall it is a great fun and I would recommend people watching this movie in a theater if they already haven't.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
~Mary Elizabeth Frye