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Storytellers

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 10 May 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

"Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?"
--
Abdul Kalam

India and China are so similar - in richness as well as bad choices. While both these countries have such rich cultures, incredible stories from the past and some really original art history - the present day government's focus on consumption has driven the masses to such a frenzy over foreign brands and products that anything that is 'Indian' or 'Chinese' seems to draw the wrath of people and presume that its below quality or 'standards' or image in society.

I wish we could shrug off this attitude and teach our current and future generations to be proud of what history tells us and to appreciate and build on it in future.

These clay pots are from the Terracota Museum at Anandvan in Delhi, close to Gurgaon.

NIKON D90 1/30 second F/5.3 ISO 1000 66 mm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful light and lovely colors. Have a nice day.

10 May 2013 7:06am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice!

10 May 2013 7:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Those objects feel to have such a close connection with the Earth . . a belonging.

10 May 2013 7:57am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful light and tones - great shot.

10 May 2013 11:03am

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive and artistic objects of everyday use, and a very good and important question! why, indeed ?!?

10 May 2013 6:10pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Wonderful tones and shapes

10 May 2013 7:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot! Awesome!

13 May 2013 2:14pm

NIKON D90
1/30 second
F/5.3
ISO 1000
66 mm