Sunday, September 04, 2011

‘Grave’ injustice…..


ashes to ashes,

dust to dust,

earth to earth….. 

while one hears these lines in a lot of movies, especially in scenes involving a burial, it was interesting to see a perverse example of the same at Lodhi Garden. This tree was growing out of a forgotten tomb in the park. Gives a whole new meaning to the term “pushing up daisies”.

Why are humans fascinated with death? After clicking these photographs this morning, I did a short internet study on the subject …… and found this link of 10 bizarre death rituals….. 

_MG_7366 Why have we invented rituals to deal with this inevitable fact of life. As someone said in an sms, Life is a terminal illness….

One of the ways humans deal with death is by burying the dead, be it in simple earthen graves, or something as elaborate as the ‘Taj Mahal’ although, as someone aptly said…. tombs are for the living, the dead do not care about them…… or as a fellow photographer, blogger and friend Pratibha says “do we really need stone markers anyways, when we leave so many memories behind…..”


  1. The link is interesting Santa! people are bizzare

  2. Very interesting picture. Looks like it was raining ...

  3. Very nice pic, the message it depicts is very beautiful ..

  4. 'Bizarre'...that's the word! The pics broke my heart:(