The Green Bee Eater in the Morning Light

Green Bee-eater

The Green Bee eater is a bird with personality. A busy bird, constantly flying and swooping in the pursuit of insects while taking breaks sunbathing in the warm morning sun. Their wing structure remind me of those flying dinosaurs, Pterodactyl from the Jurassic Park movie. They have a rich green color that makes them stand out as they perch on tree tops.

They are cute swift creatures which seem to play with their prey after catching them.

More about them here and see their elegant cousins – Blue Tailed Bee Eater here.

A Candle Light Vigil for the Rape Victim

The pic shows just one of the many Candle light Vigils for the terrible tragedy that has unfolded over the last few days in India.

The brutal gang rape of a young girl in Delhi has resulted in shock, despair and shame on what it means to be Indian in a country that can’t treat its daughters right. Countless reports of rape have been pouring in from other parts of India validating the view that this country just doesn’t keep its promise when it comes to women’s safety and their freedom.

The patronizing reaction of the Central Government and the Home Minister have only contributed to revulsion and disbelief on how the Rulers of this country view themselves as Royalty. Peaceful protesters have been assaulted with water canons and lathi wielding policemen.

The death of the rape victim has set in a solemn and hopefully introspective mood throughout India as we enter 2013.

Read More here about the case. Great pictures of protest here by Boston Big Picture Blog.

Guest Pic by Ankur Tiku

Text by Ravi Kaushik

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