Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pictures are coming

For those of you who have been emailing me asking about pictures from the trip, they're on the way. We took about 3500 pictures, and we've been working on winnowing those down. It's a fairly time-consuming process. Hopefully later today.

2 comments:

Bhaskar said...

Was browsing through your pictures, and see you made it to India.

Interesting commentary (social and philosophical) on some pictures, which provides a perspective that we Indians do not tend to have, frog in boiling water syndrome.

However found a couple of instances where the commentary is blatantly wrong.


http://www.flownet.com/ron/Africa08/Africa08-Pages/Image155.html

"This cow actually belongs to someone, and will eventually be eaten. "

She probably does not belong to any one, and more importantly will "not" be eaten and will more likely die a normal death after consuming large amount of offerings at a local temple.

And you think life is hard
http://www.flownet.com/ron/Africa08/Africa08-Pages/Image120.html
It depends on which species you are born as and in which society. A cow on the street almost certainly has a luxurious life in India, and is food waiting to happen in North America.

Ron said...

> She probably does not belong to any one, and more importantly will "not" be eaten and will more likely die a normal death after consuming large amount of offerings at a local temple.

We were told by out driver that this was not the case, that cows are sacred in Northern India, but that in Cochin they were just livestock.