Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Himalaya – through the lens

What is your vision for the future? Not just your future but also the future of the generations that will come after you. It is a well known fact that one of the key factors that determine the success of individuals, as well as, groups is their ability to have an insight into the future. The choices we make and the decisions we take in the present are based on our perception of the future.

I was traveling to the mountains for a break, hoping for peaceful surroundings, lush green forests and the company of the humbling Himalaya. But in my travels I was shocked to encounter traffic jams, crowds of people and a sea of buildings. I realized that my vision of life in the mountains was not entirely true.

My experiences and thoughts are reflected in the film below:

Off late short term vision and short term growth is being given priority over a longer view of things. The desire to see immediate results and quick profits is slowly creating an imbalance in our lives and our environment. The question that we are left to deal with at this point in time is: Where do we go from here? - as individuals and as a society?

Nitin Das is an independent filmmaker based out of New Delhi. He has made a wide range of award winning films on various social themes. For more of Nitin's work visit his web-site:


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