When the Hills Lit Up the Night

A forest fire ascends a segment of the Kharghar Hills, a rather common sight during the winter season.

‘Why exactly one would do is?’ is something I still haven’t found a concrete answer to. I did get a few answers along the years. But to honest, the answers do not do justice to the amount of damage such incidents have caused. But ironically, the real damage has never been to the hills neither to its real residents. It has and always will be to those guests who came down to the valley looking for shelter and sustenance, eventually forgetting the gift of life they had been receiving all along.

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21st August 2016 – Day 234 of 366

Sunset at KH

It was quiet a few days since I visited my second home. Working in front of the screen had taken the best of me and I never really managed to venture out since the start of the month. I was really disappointing for the fact that it’s August and there is no sign of rain around. Anyways, i made my way up the hill, believing that I would eventually end up at the stream. It was a Sunday and I hate being in these area on a Sundays only because the place is too crowded and people tend to piss me off by littering around and making noise in a place I regard holy. With all these in mind, I made the climb. I eventually reached a spot where I could see the lone waterfall in the distance and at the same time, the sun too was setting behind the hills. I wasted no time and took a shot. It was fun to watch the virgin grass wave in the wind and the pure green color it was emitting. Back home as I was loading all the pictures, I saw this one and after developing it, I was happy. Though people were screwing up nature, nature still smiles back in its beauty. But how long will it do so is just a matter of time