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Nature Sunsets

बस यूँही…….


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Yet another evening, yet another sunset. The setting sun while ending the day’s journey in a thick cloud bank at the horizon sent out an aura of hope, a message to #Never_Give_Up.
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A poem published nearly 230 years ago came to mind.
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Hope is the Thing with Feathers
Emily Dickinson
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“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all –
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And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
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I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

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Nature Serenity

बस यूँही……


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The blue windswept skies soaring above the open grounds and the mountains is an inspiration for me.
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Nature has never failed to fill me with humility and awe. The dwarfing of human achievements is instantaneous in the presence of nature’s expression of grandeur, a feeling accentuated when surrounded by taller mountains.
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#Nature,
#Nature_Photography ,
#Open_Skies
#Inspiration

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Nature Serenity

बस यूँही…….


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The tree looked wizened with its bark showing ravages of the elements over the years. I wonder how many experiences it must have accumulated and have wise tales to narrate as a result.
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#Nature_Tales ,
#Nature ,
#Beauty_Around_Us
#Random_Thoughts

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Nature

बस यूँही…….


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It is always possible to seek inspiration from just about every person you come across. This picture, clicked by a friend from Kolkata has a similar story to tell. An amazing spirit and the tale of Phoenix retold. A beacon of hope and of resurrection, a genuine role model for people to follow. A great guy with an extraordinary tale.
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#Nature,
#Inspiration,
#Fightback,
#Goa_Diaries,
#Beauty_Around_Us,
#Heroes_Amongst_Us.

To you, I dedicate W E Henley’s immortal poem, Invictus:

Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.

Stay healthy, you are an inspiration…

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Environment Nature Unconditional love

बस यूँही…….


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The beauty of a banyan tree is that it gives so much green cover and shelter to everyone from hundreds of birds to passers-by, offering protection from the elements, a place to rest and recover….
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Sadly an increasing number of trees face the axe in the short-sighted putsch by the human species that has like a malignancy, fed on the same host that it has destroyed.
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#Nature,
#Nature_Photography,
#Save_Nature,
#Plant_a_tree
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Nature Sunsets

बस यूँही….


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The sun sets on the horizon, silhouetting the bare branches of an acacia. Despite its leafless- and apparently lifeless- state, it knows that better days are just around the corner.
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New life will emerge where none exists today and the cycle of life will continue ad infinitum…
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#Nature,
#Nature_Photography,
#Inspiration ,
#Hope,
#Survivor

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Farmers Nature

बस यूँही…..


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The harbinger of the impending rains has reached our skies and farmers in my state have been busy preparing their fields for the precipitation. The annual cycle of seeing the hopes dashed by the notoriously recalcitrant monsoons and somehow repeatedly resurrecting them is the sad lot of most farmers who continue to depend on the vagaries of the rain clouds. Isn’t it sad they fail to realize those who claim to support their cause have bled them dry in the cynical exploitation of their interest?
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India won’t really become a big superpower unless we free the agricultural sector from the power brokers.
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#Nature,
#Farmers,
#Monsoons,
#Dashed_Dreams

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Environment Nature

बस यूँही……..


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One of the prettiest flowers in the garden at home is the pink rain lily, the Zephyranthes carinata. Truly the crowning glory of all our flowers. A freshly bloomed flower has more intense colours than one that is a few days old. A perennial flowering plant that was originally native to Mexico, Central America, up to Colombia, it is now widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in a large part of the world including India all the way to the Himalayan foothills. The sight of one is extremely pleasing and uplifting.
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तशरीह: व्याख्या, definition,
काविश: किसी काम के लिए मेहनत करना,
एहतेराम: आदर , सम्मान
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#Flowers,
#Nature,
#Nature_photography ,
#Beauty_Around_Us

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Couplet for the day

बस यूँही……


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The indomitable will to live and nurture for the benefit of others is awe-inspiring. A tree which man tried to destroy sprung to life and bore a large number of fruit to nourish the very hands that sought to chop it out of existence.
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#Nature_photography ,
#Nature,
#Inspiration

Some words that you may be less familiar with
मसाफ़-ए-जीस्त: Battle/Struggle for life,
दरख़्त: Tree,
सलीब: सूली, gallows,
रग़बत: strong desire..