Pankhuri Singh has worked with WWFIndia as a researcher studying humanwildlife conflict in the Terai Region and EIA of large hydro-power projects in the North East Himalayas. At present, she is working in the fields of theatre, art, ecology and education. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her artwork can be accessed on www.awaraaart.wordpress.com
In the city, every time I put my feet on the ground I remain oblivious of the connection I have with the earth beneath my shoes. The concrete and the thick layer of tar obstruct my senses from going deep down. When I walk, I walk with heavy and unmotivated steps, with a strong desire to reach the destination as soon as possible. The eyes look in the same direction always. The ears are used to cars honking and people screaming.