... on our journey by the "holy" Ganga.
This is at Kashi Mitra Ghaat. Two boats were unloading clay.
We were shocked to see the river banks, polluted with all sorts of rubbish: plastics and organic waste. Numerous factories and refineries dump in their daily waste into the river.
The Indian Goverenment already has a project called "Ganga Action Plan", but who cares?
Ganga is regarded as the most holy river according to Hindu religion, related to mythology and beliefs. For several thousand of years, it has been the cradle for a vast and dynamic civilization. Are we still aware?
This photo has been used without permission by a Kolkata based advertisement agency for using in a public awareness advertisement for the Pollution control board of West Bengal, and circulated widely in all leading dailies in the state (appeared in the 1st page bottom right) during October 2007
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Albrecht (11281) 2005-02-25 4:24
Very disturbing picture with a lot of space. Unbelievable but tru. I would crop more, see WS.
clodreno (0) 2005-02-25 4:25
I like it Arnab.. Another interesting image. nice that you have kept this guy on the bottom right.. I know what you mean about the pollution.. It's too bad. I know thay started a program to clean it.. Do you know more about it?
gaby (19819) 2005-02-25 4:33
Pollution is a very important problem - we have the same here with niger River (little problem) - good shot - nice tone -
sandip (3492) 2005-02-25 4:55
Another nice one Arnab.So vivid and descriptive.I liked the man in the right bottom and the crow just started flying from the rubbish.
gulliver (1646) 2005-02-25 5:40
Nice and professional shot Arnab. Frame and sharpness are very good. Very well captured!
oochappan (16582) 2005-02-25 6:59
Indeed we see a lot of pollution in India that I always try to avoid with the feeling better to spot nice things to urge people cleaning up their garbage.
Good coloring here on the garbage and nice misty background, Arnab.
mishreyee (0) 2005-02-25 7:19
well done arnab! I think we should be aware of this increasing pollution.
wilche (415) 2005-02-26 3:42
I like it. The picture tells a lot - daily life and one of Indias problems the pollution. But anyway I still think Kolkata would be interesting to visit.
manny (21833) 2005-02-26 12:26
I like it. I find the composition very unique. I would crop the top part as there are already a lot of pollution sources that are at he bottom. Good work!
jdurbas (69) 2005-02-26 16:16
great photo it's amazing holy river even polution cannot change his power
sn00zie (2384) 2005-03-01 10:46
really disturbing, but then we know-this is a fact and we find it all over India..
the composition on the other hand is really strong.. with the men working hard for their living and someone i think is having a wash in the foreground..
ernest (148) 2005-04-29 17:24
wow...incredible.for me its incredible that this river could be so dirty...realistic picture. holy ganga...for me, my menthality here, in poland-it's very veru unusual phenomenon.
good moment-good shot.
- Copyright: Arnab Chatterjee (arnabchat) (7233)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Olympus C350 zoom Camedia
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Kolkata on the Hooghly, Arnab's own favs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-25 3:55
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