|Remains of a Giant Turtle and a star fish in the beaches of Sonadia, Coxs' Bazar|
Whilst Karl Marx’ famous observation that ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce’ may appear to many of us the most prophetic, it is the quotation that ‘ Each time history repeats itself the price goes up’ that may seem more appropriate in the case of the lovely Sonadia Island off Cox Bazar.
|A giant turtle, lay lifeless in the beaches of Sonadia|
All of which is doomed to vanish, under an agreement for China to develop a deep water port that will link with road and rail developments under negotiation between the neighbouring countries of India, Myanmar and Bangladesh, with China.
|Surfing and life saving club of Sonadia|
It was the great Brahmaputra itself that was then the gateway between South and Central Asia, and although this time around it seems that Sonadia will be at the gateway, there is little doubt that, this time around, the price will, indeed, have gone up. Both environmentally, and commercially. Maybe socially as well.