This blog is just about everything under the sun.
It is really my diary....I jot out events that leave
a lasting impression on me. It could be anything; relationships, business, culture...writing provides me a release from everyday stress and I take refuge in it very often. It gives me a lot of pleasure.
The folk songs by bauls are so spiritual and insightful, that they always leave a powerful impact on me. I am so completely mesmerized by the music, and the powerful lyrics of these songs. There is something so soulful and beautiful about these folk songs that I can’t get enough of it.
Here is another baul song video from the baul mela that happened earlier this month at Jadvapur in Kolkata.
Found in the western ghats in Southern India, the lion-tailed macaque is among one of the most threatened primates.
Found only in India, the most unique feature of these primates is the Greyish-white mane surrounding their face. The name Lion-tailed comes from a black tuft at the end of their tail which is very similar to that of Lions. They usually live till 20-30 years of age, and feed on insects, seeds, fruits, etc.
They are endangered because of their gradually diminishing habitat, mostly because of coffee and tea plantations, and because of human settlement. Since they tend to avoid humans and choose not to be near any human settlement, the areas where they can thrive have reduced considerably, and that has impacted their population.
However, the good news is, because of the efforts to protect these primates, their numbers have grown in the recent past and hopefully it will improve. These photos are courtesy Soma.