Posted by: cochinblogger | October 31, 2019

Adrift in the Shadows of Modernity

He's there for the fish and the other flowers of the sea: crabs, prawns, mussels, and so on. He's learned his skills from his father and the elders of his community. He's independent, dependent only on the sea's bounty and on no one else. It sustains him, his family, his community. But for how much longer?

It's a lifestyle that is under threat, like many traditional occupations the world over. The oceans are being overfished, and each year the catch dwindles further. It is unlikely that this man's son will follow his father's footsteps (or rather, his father's wake). The day is not far when this will not be a viable occupation.

Then we will not see solitary fishermen on their traditional boats anymore (by the way, the photo was shot from Subhash Park). Hulks of metal will rule the waters. And that would be a sad day indeed.

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