Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Garbage, the new tourist must-do

Uncleared garbage is now the marker of contemporary Indian life in front of which every one of us at some point must have a photo taken.

Beautiful palace? Garbage in and as the moat.
Exquisite work of craft? Garbage on the horizon.
Stunning natural beaches? With a rick-rack trim executed in garbage.
Awe-inspiring mountains? Worshipped by garbage deposits.

Any future students of these times and this place is going to conclude: brilliant, entrepreneurial, warm, hospitable, colourful people... but dirty. Or unable to organize the cleaning of their public spaces.

I won't tell you where these photos were taken. You can probably place them anywhere in India that the sea washes up to the shore and people wash their garbage up to the beach.