2 June 2009

Varieties: VIGNETTES

Recently (or more properly), immediately after the exams, I went to Guwahati basically to achieve some subliminal form of unwinding (whatever I mean by that!). Well, what followed was a series of misadventures (Read: The bus, a night super, broke down in the middle of nowhere at 1.45 am. We somehow managed to get in the cabin of a bus that dropped us till Shillong where we got down at a friend's place to put up for the night.. er early morning).
The pictures posted here are mementos of one of the most beautiful places in India. I did not get to spend a considerable amount of time there but these images only makes you want more and these are nothing, really.

These flowers can be found trailing the entire quarter campus (and most other unguarded places all throughout Meghalaya). Oh! the magic you spin, the invisible perfumes emanating from your wild blossoms!
At 5.40 am, this is how the streets of Shillong bade us good bye.

Well, this picture was taken in the return journey while somewhere in Meghalaya, the bus was going through one of its rigorous 'Police Checking.'

13 after-thought(s):

Anorak said...

Hey, did u do any editing in the first and third pictures........u know, I have never been to Shillong...I mean never stayed there for a period of time and roam about....i wish to do it someday....dont't know when...well, Ur post is a lovely glimpse of the beautiful place ... keep walking!!!

ShantanuDas said...

Hi.. Sagorika... lovely photos!!!

Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

Been in Shillong, been through Shillong around two dozen times and not a picture to show for it...sheesh!

modern exile said...

@Anorak:
Even I've not been to Shillong for spending a quality time and how I wish to!! Someday, someday soon. i seriously don't think I've been able to capture even 1/1000th of the beauty but still, thanks.

modern exile said...

@Shantanu Das:
Welcome after the sojourn Shantanu. Thanks. Someday, may be you should visit these parts to capture the beauties with your camera here.

modern exile said...

@Sujoy Bhattacharjee:
Lucky you!! So what does it matter that you have no photographic proof to treasure? You had the feel, you're there breathing its tranquil essence.
PS: Only next time, keep the camera handy:)

atanu nath said...

2nd 3rd and the 4th one... who will know more than me... How much I loved those wild flowers..and how much I do... these are my "ghas ful"... never managed in a garden... they are the most beautiful... watching these I have again started to to think... I should again go to the land of clouds... "Meghalaya" megher alay...

ShantanuDas said...

Hmm.. actually I have been to Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Arunachal Pradesh (Namsai to be precise) but at GHY I did not have my camera and pictures at Namsai are too personal to be posted on the blog... I wld like to go to Cherrapunji/ Shillong.. I know the place is beautiful.. from my above visits and pictures I have seen and also from my knowledge of Siliguri, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Thimpu.. all such places that are full of nature are beautiful..

Hey.. you are not seeing my blog for a long time I think.. :-)

Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

No next times, sadly.
I hardly visit Assam these days. Been there for a few days twice or thrice in more than three years.

modern exile said...

@Anorak:
No, there were no editing employed on those pictures, only they were shot while on the flourescent mode.

modern exile said...

@Atanu Nath:
wild flowers... I wonder what makes them bloom???
I feel like they are the unfulfilled wishes taking a physical presence... may be..
and they are beautiful and ephemeral.

modern exile said...

@Shantanu Das:
I had not been to any blogs for sometime. But now I am regular:)
You didn't update after "Pelican"

modern exile said...

@Sujoy Bhattacharjee:

Well, if you don't want to create a 'next time', you'll never have one. Anyways...