Javed Ameer's blog

Floods in India are a manmade phenomenon...

October 8, 2009 - 11:34am

Floods in Southern India are of the TV screens. Now the cameras are off and away!

Climate change in my backyard!

October 7, 2009 - 5:28am

In normal season, Amaltas (Cassia Fistula) in my garden blooms in the March-April of every year but last December the sudden warmth in the air confused it.

Wails from the Vale!

June 5, 2007 - 9:14am

One had only seen, heard and read of the Kashmir valley and the turmoil that the people are facing before one actually got involved in the issues. I saw it in the idyllic olden romantic movies. In my mother’s ecstatic descriptions of the actual color of that particular flower or dress and not the shade of gray as we siblings saw, in those silverfish-eaten but well preserved black and white photographs of Kashmir till they were lost to the burnt house in the next communal riots. Over years the images of Kashmir one was exposed to, started changing. Color red started taking over. Slowly over the last 15 years enough blood of human beings could be drained to actually have covered the whole canvas. Now for most people outside Kashmir, it is a place of gun battles and grenades! Blood, gore and the color red.

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