I was telling the story of “Beauty and the Beast” to my six year old cousin the other day; again and again I was struck by this thought: facts are not always what they seem! Isn’t it striking that how we often misjudge things and their reality? What seems to be beautiful may have a totally different meaning depending on its context! Something ugly may seem just the opposite if only the situation is altered!
Here is a photograph for you titled “Beauty and the Beast”. It has been taken by Indian photographer Sukesh Kumar. Here you can see the beautiful nature and the man made beast in the same frame. There is only this road that divides the beauty with the beast. Now, with Tsunami in Japan, do you think this picture actually shows the altered position of the beauty and the beast? Is beauty actually the beauty? Tell me your thoughts!