With the news of mishaps happening one after another, like a savage pandemic like Covid-19, Assam floods, a series of frightening earthquakes, this is a chance to awaken the inner environmentalist within ourselves. When too many things go wrong, we start looking for solutions. That is when movies become a source of light at the end of the tunnel.
Ricciotto Canud was an Italian film theoretician who labelled cinema as the Seventh Art among other arts. This value attached to cinema clearly explains the need for movies to evoke the much-needed environment consciousness. These 4 movies are a source to awaken the inner environmentalist within you:
The trailer takes you through our fast-paced lives ignoring the facets of destruction we cause each step we take. Released in 1982, this movie was directed by Godfrey Reggio, this film took us on an unasked, epic, wordless exploration of the Hopi phrase Koyaanisqatsi, which roughly translates as life out of balance or order. Initially, the film may seem tedious and too stretchy, but once you get into the zone of the meditational, patient journey of our environment, you will find focus and dedication. It achieves the dichotomy between the imagery of nature among the modern-day megapolis.
It’s been 70 years since Bambi was released. For an animation film, it was too brutal to traumatize children with the scariest hunting expedition in movie history. Yet unquestionably, Bambi has altered the landscape of wildlife protection and made people more conscious. The tale of Bambi and his friends continues to touch people’s life to pay homage to the character. Luckily, The Bambi Effect was a special interest put into place among the public for the protection of animals. Nevertheless, the simple animations were enough to awaken the inner environmentalist.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
With Julia Roberts as the star lead, this movie is underrated for an environment film. This is a rare and unheard, unseen example of an environmental film. Owing to a great script and an incomparable performance by Julia Roberts, the story was brilliant and smashed the box office as millions of moviegoers were scarcely aware they were watching a piece of environmental advocacy. We need more films around the malpractices of big and evil corporations polluting local water supplies by their money-minting mindsets.
Walt Disney managed to portray an apocalyptic future dominated by endless landscapes of garbage completely devoid of life (ironically, the people are the ones who cluttered all the garbage at first). The message was muted, which was so because a robot seems to convey a message but his language is still too alien to us. This is symbolic of the way how nature tries to communicate with us in her rage but we methodology ignore the subtle messages. What remains is decay with no sign of life. WALL-E is amazing, visionary, hilarious, sad and an eye-opener and one must watch it consciously to find the hidden messages.
Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Oregon
Before admitting to the union in February 1859, the only state in the United States of America to have two different designs on each side of its flag was Oregon. Situated on the West coast of the country, was called the Oregon Territory.
Oregon is America’s ninth-largest state. Moreover, home to a vast range of geographical diversities, including forests, deserts, volcanoes, shrublands, and plentiful bodies of water.
Find below a few hidden gems of Oregon city:
Sweet Creek Trail
A simple 2.2-mile ride that takes in about a dozen spectacular waterfalls is the Pleasant Creek Trail. The best time to visit the trail is maybe April and May, as this is when numerous woodland wildflowers burst into full bloom. Look out for especially rare pink fawn lilies. Just a few miles inland from Florence, at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, the trail is located.
Yaquina Head Light and Cliffs
Yaquina Head Light, the tallest lighthouse in the state. Also, it can be located near the mouth of the Yaquina River, near Newport City. The lighthouse is known for its presence when it stood as the Moesko Island Lighthouse in the 2002 film The Ring. Lighthouse tours are available and it can also take time for tourists to take a stroll along the cliffs.
Thor’s Well, Yachats
A giant hole in the rock on the side of the Oregon Coast is Thor’s Well. The void appears to swallow the surrounding seawater. It may seem like a giant, bottomless gap to a normal eye, but, in fact, it does have a bottom.
Though it is unknown, researchers believe that the pit is only about 20 feet deep, but Thor’s Well manages to produce some of the most spectacular sights in the state, especially during high tide, regardless of its insignificant depth.
Enchanted Forest, Turner
The artist who began to create characters and attractions based on fairy tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Humpty Dumpty created the Enchanted Forest exclusively.
In 1971, the park was opened to the public and has been attracting families since then.
Chocolate Waterfall, Portland
A massive 21-one-foot chocolate waterfall stands inside the Candy Basket Shop in Portland, Oregon. It throws a gobsmacking 2,700 pounds of chocolate over a huge waterfall-like structure. This towering cascade, constructed from sculpted bronze and Italian marble, has been in operation since 1991 and is the world’s tallest and oldest waterfall of its kind.
Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook
The Tillamook Air Museum houses a vast private collection of ancient and unusual aircraft. In addition, some of them are stored to be a part of the museum.
The “Flying Museum” is painted on one of the exterior walls after the discontinuation of its use by the military. It also contains many unusual and different planes which are not in use by military.
Silent Rock, Rhododendron
While no one seems to know the true roots of the belief, when approaching the mound, it is considered that one must be as quiet as possible or suffer the consequences.
‘Disgusting Food Museum’ Opens In Sweden
We are not oblivious to fact that each country has its own cuisine and culture. What we might find disgusting and intolerable, they may actually love it. The ‘Disgusting Food Museum’ Opens in Sweden. However, to limit the spread of COVID-19/Corona virus, the Disgusting Food Museum will temporarily be open only on Saturdays and Sundays. They will reassess the situation every week and determine if the closure will still be in effect. The food items are as such disgusting as it can get. You literally need to have guts to fathom whatever food items that are in display.
The Disgusting Food Museum’s exhibit has 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods. Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese? Or taste sweets made with metal cleansing chemicals? Nonetheless, the museum isn’t trying to make visitors lose their lunch; instead, it hopes to highlight the cultural subjectivity of food.
Here are a few items on display:
Surströmming – Fermented herring from Sweden
Small Baltic herring are caught in the spring, salted and left to ferment at leisure. Through the process of fermenting or souring. The aroma is pungent, and the taste is rounded yet piquant with a distinct acidity.
Cuy – Roasted guinea pigs from Peru
The people of Peru love this delicacy. The roasted guinea pig recipe called Cuy, although it is a permanent part of Peru’s Andean diet for thousands of years.
Casu marzu – Maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia
The traditional dish of the people of Sardinia known as Casu marzu. Also known as, Fly larvae cheese, the cheese prepared by live Maggots; The flies transform a good traditional cheese by eating and digesting it, and the larvae STAY in the cheese and get to be eaten with it. According to Delish, the cheese “develops when cheese fly larvae are introduced into Pecorino to promote advanced fermentation. As the larvae hatch and eat through the cheese, it softens. Diners have to dig in before the maggots die.”
Stinky tofu – Pungent bean curd from China
A stinky tofu, there is a recipe from China and Taiwan that is on exhibit at the museum. It is made by fermenting the bean curd, and then the tofu is soaked and the pungent bean curd extracted from it. Furthermore, Stinky tofu is one of the most popular snack foods in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.
Hákarl – Well-aged shark from Iceland
Known as Hákarl, the Greenland shark is fermented and hung to dry for up to five months to remove the acid from the meat. It is the national cuisine of Iceland.
Durian – Infamously stinky fruit from Thailand
A fruit weighing two to seven pounds, Durian is one of the worst smelling fruits in the world. Moreover, it is forbidden to eat in many countries like Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand. The odour of the fruit is described as pig-excrement, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. Can be smelled from miles away, it a popular fruit.
Address: Caroli city, Östergatan 12, Malmö, Sweden
Timings: 12 pm to 6 pm
Ticket Price: KR 185 (Rs. 1,340)
Read: The Best Jazz Cafe/Restaurants To Visit In India
The Best Jazz Cafe/Restaurants To Visit In India
In India, music lovers are only just really waking up to genres of music other than Bollywood and international pop. The independent music scene in India has been growing by leaps and bounds recently, but the craze for jazz precedes this trend by decades. This is indicated by the fact that in 1947, there were around 60 jazz bands in Mumbai itself! In metro cities like India, Bangalore and Pune, jazz lovers have kept alive a thriving culture of appreciation and enjoyment of jazz music.
Shisha Jazz Cafe, Pune
Amazing vintage vibes with a chill ambiance and great live music, Shisha Jazz is one of the must-visit restaurants in the city of Pune. They have live jazz music performances every Thursday and also hold an amazing jazz music festival in August. This is one of the best places to hang out with your music lover friends. The food is also great, the staff is courteous and the service quick.
Timings: 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
Trincas on Kolkata’s entertainment street Park Street is one of the best places in the country to experience classic jazz music from the sixties. Also, this is the very place where an 18-year-old Usha Uthup found her voice and went on to make her mark as a singer. Other prominent performers include Biddu, Tina Charles, Benni Rozario and Eve. The place resurrected its live music scene in 2015, with the promise of holding hour-long gigs every Saturday.
Timings: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 1500
Le Bistro du Park, New Delhi
Touted as one of the most Instagram-worthy restaurants in New Delhi, Le Bistro is perfect for lovers of European cuisine and jazz music. It’s one of the few places that hold a weekly celebration of jazz music known as Jazz by the Park every Wednesday and Friday. It’s a very romantic setting that is tailor-made for romantic date nights with someone special. Le Bistro is a very cozy place and has excellent food complemented by great service and courteous staff.
Timings: 11 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 1700
The Piano Man Jazz Club, New Delhi & Gurugram
As suggested in the name, The Piano Man is for pure jazz fanatics. With the greatest jazz musicians name engraved in the bricks of the restaurant. That isn’t the only thing which sets your mood. From the lighting to the food. From the decor to the service. They’ve got the formula just right. Take your date to this fancy place. With the beautiful live music, it will enhance your experience. Also, if you are a musician. You could play here.
Timings: 12 PM to 11 Pm
Cost for two: 1800
Cafe Zoe, Mumbai
This place is famous for its all-day breakfast menu and delicious European cuisine. Live performances are one of the many USPs of Zoe, alongside affordable food and peppy, casual vibes.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
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