The winding roads to Rohtang amidst the superb terrain that fills splendor across the whole expanse is one of the most spectacular creations of the Border Roads Organization (BRO). The picture itself signifies a huge meaning and brings out the most appreciative of aesthetic senses in any human being. It is thus one of my favourite pics that have become part of my archives during the year 2006.
This is perhaps India's answer to the Grand Canyon. A huge mountain appearing to have been chipped away by a chisel, this is one of the most spectacular sights one can chance the eyes upon. Good reason why I chose to include this among my top 10 for the year.
For those of you who have seen the movie "A walk in the Clouds" (the 1995 flick starring Aitana Sanchez-Gijon & Keanu Reeves) which was promoted with the famed one liner - A man in search. A woman in need. A story of fate. The understanding can be easier than fathomed. This is perhaps one of the best things that can happen to an intelligent life form.
Go on, take a walk.........a walk in the clouds.
The concept of gaining clarity in vision after a state of confusion or chaos is a remarkable sense of satisfaction. It is also in many ways an eye opener that brings to light the many dimensions of reality in ones life. Life is always divided into different phases and not matter what we do, we always live life in compartments of convenience, reality, hope, despair and many more.
I have not yet conjured words to describe this heavenly sight. I perhaps never will........most certainly!
The slopes enroute to Rohtang studded with some of the finest greenery and forever washed with mild droplets of rain brushed with clouds and mist are perhaps a trekker's haven, heaven rather!
There are a lot of paradoxes in Nature too. But then those contradictions are simply natural.
Note the impending cloudbursts and also a light sunshine lining the clouds. The combination of lush greenery with the dull colours of rains makes the picture even more intense.
Life, in many ways, is also a set of contradictions, some of which we need to live in harmony with.
And then the Sun shines above all else, symbolizing a force greater than any. Dark days and times become etched into a part of history better best forgotten and new doors open up with new and enriched prospects. For life to change, all it takes is a moment, and, in evolutionary terms a moment is possibly the smallest fraction of time.
Blue skies and lush mountains make for one of the most admirable combinations of nature.
So, when I woke up to a bright sunny day and found looming mountains in the backdrop, I hardly could resist the temptation to save the image!