Inviting everyone to the curtain raiser of Aravalli Utsav at the Jor Bagh Metro Station. Have a look at some wonderful photographs celebrating the biodiversity of the Aravallis, along with some useful information on the oldest fold mountains of India.
Here’s an excerpt from ‘Origins and Formation’ by Pradip Krishen and Pranay Lal
“Earth scientists use an approximate date of 2.5 billion (2,500,000,000) years for the creation of the Aravallis, but this is intelligent guesswork. How long might it have taken for the Aravallis to rise to their full height? The Himalaya took 50 million years to become as high as they are today. The Aravallis might have taken just as long. Or longer.”
Aravalli Utsav is an initiative by I Am Gurgaon in collaboration with India Habitat Centre andin Partnership with India Photo Archive Foundation. The exhibition, curated by Aditya Arya, in collaboration with Art in Metro (India Habitat Centre) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Special thanks to Dr. Alka Pande, Consultant Arts Advisor & Curator of Visual Arts Gallery – India Habitat Centre; Aravalli Utsav team members – Latika Thukral, Pradip Krishen, Chetan Agarwal, Aditya Arya, Vasundhara Agarwal and to all Sponsors- Zeiss, Clix Capital & Sud Chemie for their support and to Aditya Arya, Anil Advani and Vijay Dhasmana for contributing their photographs.
Here are some of some of my images on display a this exhibit: these images are from the Aravali Biodiversity Park at Gurgaon.
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