A Documentation on the Bio Diversity of the Aravalli's from the State of Haryana in Northern India, for enhancing the understanding of the role of the Aravallis - one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world; with the vision to help build appreciation for their ecology and their importance to the NCR region.The Aravallis are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, running through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. They provide critical socio-ecological services for the adjacent rural communities as well as the city residents of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi. This project is initiated by the Haryana Forest Department in collaboration with India Photo Archive Foundation, and will culminate into a book and exhibitions to create awareness on the Fragile Ecology and Bio Diversity on the Aravalli region.
Over the few months that I documented the Aravalis, I witnessed the vastness of beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna within the region. What struck me most was the contradiction of this natural world against the greed and insensitivity of mankind. How selfishly we take away so much, with the pretext of creating a better world for the future generations, yet so unaware of our actions and its consequences that, will leave them with extreme uncertainties.
My documentation here has been an attempt to search for the beauty and serenity of the space and yet not overlook the contradiction of human intervention