The “countryside”

Hi,

this is the first instance where I am writing a conventional blog, and i want to experiment a little, as is my habit, with say food(ask the iit-kgpians who went to berkeley with me) or my not so famous stories( I have written on conventional and non-conventional romance :P).In this case, I want to write a story with a few lines and a lot of pictures.Hows it? do comment..

It is a hot friday afternoon, and I head off to the countryside, in Orissa, my home state.

the road

the road

It mid -july, and like all seasons, the monsoons have had their revenge with my hapless state! And as I speed on the amazing highway which was, is and will always be ‘under construction’ I come face to face with the aftermath of the devastation that just happened.


the flood-first view

the flood-first view

the flood, in the distance

the flood, in the distance

And thus, I reach the town of Balasore. Now, if u think you really don’t know this town, Think Again! Let me help you a bit: Remember the place in the news report whenever a new Agni missile is test-fired ? Wheeler Island, Chandipur ? yes, thats the one and Balasore is the name of that district and also is the district capital.

It’s a lazy saturday morning and I head off to the rural heartland. I do not think the rural houses will be of much interest and hence i move on to the part where i ventured off into the muddy fields.

the mountain, called nilgiri- the odiya one

the mountain, called Nilgiri- the Odiya one

Honestly,

i did not see the reflection while taking the picture !But thats the thing that strikes me the most and makes this simple picture ever so beautiful.

This is the immediate view I got when I stepped into the field and that mountain enticed me into venturing  deeper  and deeper into that vast expanse of young greenery that at one point I lost track of where I had started.

since it wasnt harvesting time, i could only find the 'solitary sower'

since it wasn’t harvesting time, i could only find the ‘solitary sower’

I couldn't help but take a picture of this beautifully arranged paddy field

I couldn't help but take a picture of this beautifully arranged paddy field Later I came to know that rice is initially grown like this before being transferred to the real fields!the animal

the animal again

the animal again

a few more!...somehow I pity these animals

a few more!...somehow I pity these animals

Upon walking further I came upto a place with some wild bushes.

its the brightness of the colours that held my attention.Seriously speaking, I have never seen a more brighter shade of green naturally!

It’s the brightness of the colours that held my attention.Seriously speaking, I have never seen a more brighter shade of green naturally!

facsinated with the greenery

facsinated with the greenery

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It might not be very fanciful, but this one is pure and beautiful. This one's for you :)the way out from the bushes

the last view

the last view

Its sunday morning now, and I decide to visit Chandipur.And I can assure you, it is the most boring beach I have ever visited. The continental shelf extends around 5 km into the sea.This means that for the water level to reach upto your knees from your ankles, you need to travel a freakish 5 kms.

the chandipur beach.there is no water as far as your eyes can see

the chandipur beach.there is no water as far as your eyes can see.

and people walk in the water, as if it's a road

and people walk in the water, as if it's a road

On the way back, I came across pisciculture farms for shrimps and prawns.

the prawn-farms

the prawn-farms

the river and the fishing boats

the river and the fishing boats

Then out of nowere, black clouds engulfed the sky and…

the storm

the storm

I should have turned the flash off. My bad!

I should have turned the flash off. My bad!

the brook

the brook

Finally, I wind this blog up with a few pictures which are typical of the way people travel in the countryside.

the ride

the ride

couldn’t help but follow

Do not forget to comment.

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “The “countryside”

  1. u mus av njoid d day.. 🙂
    beautiful pics.. lovely farms n hills… beach wsnt a fascinating one.. n d last pics reprsent dat ppl all ovr india r typically funny.. 😛
    my fav pics r 4th,9th,11th n 20th… d best one being d 11th one.. n i mus say sm of d pics say u r bcumin a gud photographer.. 🙂

    cheers!!

  2. doosra chutiya

    saala chutiya

  3. first sry the above one was mine…hehe….btw really nice pics…berkely ka trip bhi upload maarna…

  4. sheshna

    nice pics re…..but whrs ur fav place….the “pokhari”?

  5. pavani gulati

    nice pics.,,,,,,,,

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