Monday, October 11, 2010

Beauty amidst misery - a pleasant experience

Certain people and places we come across in our lives stays in our memory for rest of our tenure on this beautiful planet. Such was an impact that this heaven on earth left on me when I first happened to be in this place. I will not mention the name of the country where this place is located until the end just to arouse the reader's curiosity. Certainly not within our mother India's boundary folks...!

Road side view of the plains
The very glimpse of this snap sings for its own beauty. Being a shutterbug myself I see the things around me with the eyes of a photographer which makes me give importance to the very details of events around me otherwise not possible in this fast world. Awe struck by the beauty of this place I tried to capture those moments of surprise which kindled a new joy within me which nowhere comes near to the reality itself. Neverthless these freezed moments gives us all a clue to the divine beauty oozing out of our nature 24x7 only for us.

These photographs were taken while moving at a speed of 100kph in my Pajero vehicle (one of my favourite). So any technical shortcomings be seen with less critical eye.
Metting place of earth and sky
This photo literally shows the vastness of the nature. Our manmade road that looks merely a scratch on this planet in between these mammoth mountains. My realisation from this is something I would cherish for times to come. I perceive this road as our lives and we are travellers in this road. These mountains are our apparent problems(day to day). Our lives (road) are carved out very well. It is we who move in someother directions and hit these giant mountains (problems in life) and then curse the creator, his marvellous creaion, not realising our own faults. If we are focussed and unwavering our journey will be not only a smooth but even a joyous one.

Rare greenery seen

Just a few green cover here and there but otherwise the whole place is dry including the climate (now u should have an idea of this place...). The reason for this dryness is that the creator has bestowed the warmth of this world in the hearts of these people and made them really wet with love and compassion. Really I have been amazed by being with this people, we shoul learn the friendliness and the openess and all including compassionate passion from these friends. Their poverty has made them rich, their hunger has filled their hearts with oneness and their friendship has shown me that real unconditional love which cant be explained with help of words. Given powers I will bestow them with all the comforts of this planet and just lead my life joyfully by looking at their happiness. 

View of a city life

The city life looks calm and peaceful. Definitely cleaner than many of our Indian cities. The people here though not literate but still have the sense of cleanliness. They hardly throw any litter on the pathways. In this context they are far more educated than most of our country literates who doest care to throw anything and spit anywhere.

Then a bridge which we crossed was really a narrow one. As expected no water was flowin in the river below. Neverthless it was exciting to see vehicles pass carefully without scratching eachother, waiting for eachother to go. Some humanity is still left in this planet to be expressed in compulsive situations. he he!!

The narrow Bridge

City road bordered with green trees -  very rare sight

As I was just slipping out of my consciouness and getting lost in this marvellous beauty, Suddently a seargent appeared before me and asking me something which I could not grasp. I could just here the sound his words produced. Thats it, I could not get anything whatsoever. The only thing which comes to our rescue once we are out of India is our PASSPORT. So I immediately searched for my Passport in my bag and showed him. It seems he was yelling at me for this.  He had some mental calcuations and started seeing me, the passport and sky in a jumbling sequence. Finally he supposedely understood that I am from Hindustan. He laughed at me and said oh! you Hindi....Amitab Babajhan....(Aitab Bachan they call so). A huge smile appeared in this face which gave me a sigh of relief. Thanks to Amitab Bachan .

Check point where I awoke from dream

This whole description was just a trailer of the real life movie I am now watching in this so called dangerous land. Oops...  Ok now it is ime to reveal the name of the place I am bloation about so long. It is none other than most neglected and least expected-----------KURDISTAN in Norther IRAQ.

Now I remember a famous proverb "Beauty lies in the eyes of the observer".

1 comment:

  1. narayana indha kosu tholla thaanga mudiyaladaaaa...