Friday, March 4, 2011

Still Deserted

     In 2004 a massive Tsunami devastated many coastal areas in South East Asia. Most of the areas are slowly limping back to normalcy. In the Bay of Bengal there is a small island called The Carnicobar. It is separated from the Indian mainland by hundreds of miles. The island comprised of just two villages. The entire village on the eastern coast was washed away by the Tsunami. The island and its beautiful beaches have not been the same ever since. The beaches are mostly deserted. The sea is looked at with mistrust. Once in a while one finds some one standing on the shore, staring into infinity.... probably still waiting for a miracle.

19 comments:

  1. Great painting & story. Happy weekend :))

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  2. is it a dream or real???
    wonderful expression..

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  3. Beautiful painting....sad story.

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  4. It's a beautiful work, with a very sad story attached. And your description evokes a most isolated feeling.

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  5. The painting and its description evoke mixed emotions, Asit..beautiful, yet sad.Life is like that!

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  6. Asit,

    It's sad that all was lost, but like you said, things will slowly start to come back to the way they used to be.

    Your painting captures this emptiness perfectly. Excellent job!

    Take care,
    Brian

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  7. i remember the news coverage of the tsunami. your painting shows the emptiness and sadness left behind. thanks for sharing and reminding us.

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  8. Yeah, that was so terribly devastating...you made a beautiful watercolor expressing the sad emptiness of today.

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  9. Beautiful painting, very sad event which reminds us how powerful the sea is :(

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  10. Very sad recent history, but the painting is wonderful. Perhaps it is good to wait for the miracle. I hope.
    Kind regards

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  11. SALUDOS!!CON LA BELLEZA DE TU ACUARELA LA TRISTEZA DEL LUGAR, PARECE QUISIERA BORRAR EL PASADO¡¡¡¡¡

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  12. The painting is wonderful with an apt message, very touching too..just when I am reading the devastation happening in Japan..

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  13. Gosh reading this today, two days after another tsunami hit Japan, is seems very prophetic Asit. A beautiful, poignant painting.

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  14. I am shocked too. Imagine talking about it and you see the devastation unfolding again in front of you. Sad.

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  15. Bellissimo questo acquarello. Ricordiamo tutti quella tragedia. Tragedia che ora si ripropone in Giappone con l'aggravante delle centrali atomiche.Elvi

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  16. How something beautiful can come from tragedy.

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  17. A beautiful painting, Asit. I hope this area wasn't damaged by the latest tsunami. Looking at paintings of the sea, or of any water, is always so peaceful. Love your colours.

    Deb

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  18. Asit, when are you going to post a painting?

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  19. Muy bonita pintura e interesante la forma de tu relato. Saludos.

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