Antimatter - 2008


“matter and energy are really different forms of the same thing. Matter
can be turned into energy, and energy into matter.
This process involves the complete destruction of matter, and occurs
only when that matter meets an equal amount of antimatter ... a
substance composed of matter with a negative charge.”

- Albert Einstein


The fascination that rural India evokes in the eyes of the world is
clichéd. But, the ‘race against time’ is just as fascinating to the
rural mind. The sudden shrinkage in the size of this world due to
technological ‘advances’ has kindled many ‘revolutions’ and has
pushed the human mind to cross many barriers. We are taught to
believe that the life is very complex. For most of us, growing up has
been a kind of preparation to face the challenges this ‘rat race’ might
throw up. The absurdities we see around us are actually the ‘survival
skills’ for all of us in the race. For some, this might have been a race
to ‘win’ and for some, this might have been a race for ‘survival’ or even
‘failure’. But every one of us must run this race. This inevitability in
life has been the root of many ‘successes’ and ‘failures’. Somewhere in
between lies the ignition point I am talking about. This ignition point
where “matter” meets “antimatter” is where my explorations begin.