The Bangalore International Centre (BIC) had organised “The Hard Rain Slideshow” by Mr. Mark Edwards, on Saturday, 20th December, 2008 at 6 pm at its auditorium.
It was a startlingly original presentation, featuring photographs around the world, woven around Bob Dylan’s haunting song, “A Hard Rain’s a –gonna fall”, and exploring the state of our planet. The challenges posed by climate change, poverty and loss of species came out vividly through the presentation and produced a lively interaction after the show was over. The evening was further enriched by a complementary slide-show on the silent, ecological regeneration process under implementation in the threatened areas of Western Ghats. The presentation by Ms. Suprabha Seshan of Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary on the Plant Conservation and Habitat Restoration was as moving as that of Mark Edwards. It was an evening that certainly made one think.