AnomalyCity: Pot-ted Beginnings

When you can’t venture out into the city, you begin to learn more about your own surroundings. As I surveyed the world from my terrace, I noticed this plant growing out of a drain pipe.

Ewww! As I thought about it, but then immediately realised it was actually getting its “soil” and water on a daily basis. Haha! It is a story of hope in the midst of adversity. Opportunity in the middle of chaos.

I did not expect the plant to grow as big as it is now. Consistent sunlight, water, daily, made it possible.

Note: AnomalyCity is a series on weird city sightings

AnomalyCity: Statue of Man eating human babies

Bern, Switzerland has a statue of a man eating human babies. No one knows why!

Kindlifresserbrunnen means, “Fountain of the Eater of Little Children”.

A 500 year old statue in the middle of the street, with no credible historical record of why and how it came into being. What is the education here?People censor and seek bans on so many inane issues, yet this is fine.

This truly reveals the heart of man and how most censorship or ban-tivism is mostly political with 💰 as top motive.

A sight like this is not recommended for children, nor mentally unstable addicts. Who cares! It’s a tourist spot bringing in money for the city.

To really care, you need God. To see through the darkness the heart needs to be filled with the Light of God.

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AnomalyCity: Bus Stop Lounge

Another sight to behold on the AnomalyCity series. A bus stop that has additional features. A tea and snacks corner, seating for several, and the most confusing of it all, a barrier.

It’s almost as if it’s a mental and physical challenge of sorts. As you wait, keep calm, get comfortable, but when the bus comes you need to be ready – cut across the chairs, then jump over the barrier to enter.

I’m enjoying spotting the weird around me. This is fun, you should try it too!

AnomalyCity: Ambassador for the dead

Necessity is truly the mother of invention. ‘Jugaad’ in the true sense is made possible when one really needs to get something done, no matter what!

There is always something interesting around us, if we care to look. I noticed this ambassador turned hearse-wagon parked on the road, and managed to take a picture in time, being in a moving car myself.

Ambassadors are a dying breed. Hindustan Motors stopped production in 2014. Once a powerful beast that boasted of being the best in the world is now getting extinct.

This picture is a perfect juxtaposition – dying breed carrying the dead.

Photo Insight: You are being watched

Person of Interest on Prime Video has an 8.4 rating. All about a super intelligent AI that’s taking over the world. It’s closer to the truth, that’s why it’s fiction. I don’t believe AI can ever take over the world without a human person controlling it. Nevertheless, we are all being watched. Maybe not as closely. It’s all coming together and we are almost there.

5G, AI, data privacy and mass surveillance — 12 biggest tech policy challenges India will have to face in 2020.”

“Chinese authorities are knitting together old and state-of-the-art technologies — phone scanners, facial-recognition cameras, face and fingerprint databases and many others — into extensive tools for authoritarian control, according to police and private databases examined by The New York Times.Once combined and fully operational, the tools can help the police grab the identities of people as they walk down the street, find out who they are meeting with and identify who does and doesn’t belong to the Communist Party.” – long read on what’s happening in China.

Whether it is going to be the “Samaritan” or “The Machine” that’s going to take over the world, we know that at the heart of it all lies the truth about mans need to control everything.

One day, we will all come under one government, no doubt. Why am I so confident? The Bible has never been wrong.

‘And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: ‘ Revelation 13:16-17

I am hopeful this will all come to an end once the biblical prophecies are fulfilled. God will reign supreme. All those who turn to Him will reign with Him.

At the Kolkata Zoo

The Calcutta Zoo is the oldest in India, opened in 1876. No. What? It’s not? It’s the Trivandrum Zoo that is the oldest, dates back to 1857. The first time I visited the Kolkata Zoo, I loved it. It was way better in terms of general health of the animals and maintenance of the Zoo.

In my recent visit, the Lioness was sick, had just given birth to a healthy male. No one was allowed anywhere close to the cage. It was shut to the public. No clue where the Bear was. No Camels or the wild Yak. The Rhino was too busy underwater, thanks to the heat that day.

I’ve been to the Trivandrum Zoo. Believe it or not, I was right there when a Lion peed straight into a man’s (who was mocking at it) mouth. I had just crossed the lion enclosure, disgusted by a young man’s wasteful behaviour. A few steps later, I hear a collective gasp! Looked back, the Lion sprayed at this young guy who was teasing it right by the cage.

This was fun, need to make most of my travels henceforth, visit as many Zoos possible too.