The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Resilient

A few years ago we had been to Ahmedabad. When I read about the Mohen ja Daro site just a few hours away by train, going there was a natural decision. We have grown up reading about the Indus Saraswati Civilization and specially about Mohen ja Daro, Harappa, Lothal and Kalibangan. Standing amidst the ruins of the port city was a dream come true.

These ruins are more than 4000 years old. They are still in good condition, still very resilient. They have not crumbled to dust. They  tell us so much about the people of those long ago days.Times have changed, people have changed but standing in that place took me back to those days when the place had been bustling with activity.
4000 years ago the river Sabarmati flowed very near Lothal, hence the dockyard. The river joined the Gulf of Khambat. But, much later, due to natural upheavals, the rivers changed their course and went far away from this port. Many other natural calamities led to the destruction of this place. But there is so much that is left, they are very resilient. They are still there after more than 4000 years .
These ruins were covered by a mound more than 50 feet in height. It was excavated by S R Rao from Karnataka and is team.
The drainage system was highly advanced and whole town was very well organized.
There is a museum near the site, which is very good. We also saw a documentary about the Harappan site in Dholavira.
This visit to Lothal was one of the high points of our trip.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Resilient

 

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. I did not go there in 2020. I started going in February but I have not been there for a month now because the number of Covid cases are increasing. There have been so many changes in our life, we will always remember the year 2020. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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