Shrines into Stones

Bozo girl in Bamako, Mali, West Africa, aug 2007
Bozo girl in Bamako, Mali, West Africa, aug 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is another sad story on the ill effects of War(s),  as Mali’s National Assembly considers military action against the rebels, the fate of the country’s legendary city is still uncertain. Here’s a look at some of the ancient structures and streets that might vanish into rubble in the coming weeks.

The Talibans are said to have  obliterated an important cultural heritage of Afghanistan.

The history is replete with such stories.

So unfortunate, that a bullet knows no address!!!!

Courtesy: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

3 thoughts on “Shrines into Stones”

  1. We have one more story on the perils of War – a symptom of modernist way of thinking which is antithesis to the principle of Living by Natural Laws.
    This time it is “Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm — developing one of the world’s largest copper deposits — threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures.” – The detailed photo essay can be seen @ “Golden Buddha, Hidden Copper“.

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