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Nature’s Miracles

Sometimes I wonder about the power of nature which can make everyone dreamy and imaginative. Just a glance through the louvred window and you are lost in the surroundings. Gazing the clouds in daytime or the starry nights amazes me beyond imagination. The creation of nature, the animals, birds, forests, mountains, mesmerizes me to the core and makes me realize how insignificant we are in-front of mother nature.

 

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Pic: Somewhere in the Himalayas

Pic: The home of Royal Bengal Tigers: Sunderbans

Pic: A weaver bird in my home

Pic: The mighty Indian Ocean

Nature has so much to offer to us but are we really worthy of it. An important question to be pondered upon.

PS: All the pictures were clicked by me.

A Century Ride

It has been quite some time that I wasn’t involved in any adventure activity, the last one being a cycle trip of 80 kms on New Year eve. So, this time decided to complete the century mark.  A group of five people including me decided to travel from Kharagpur a small city in the Indian state of West Bengal to a nearby beach, Digha, which is approximately 110 kms from the starting place. The awesome group in picture:

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We started early in the morning to avoid the heat as much as possible. The day temperature rises up-to 35-40 0C and becomes way to0 exhausting. Our temperament was way too high for the scorching sun to cause any trouble, but there was something else planned for us, especially me. After traveling for around 60 Kms, my cycle had a failure and to add to the misery, I neither had a phone nor money. Even the support vehicle and my fellow mates were ahead of me. For my relief one of my friend was with me, but he also didn’t have a phone as well as money. Finally, we carried each other with the help of a single cycle and tried to convey a message to our friends who were ahead of us with the help of a passer by. To our fortune one elderly man delivered our message and the support vehicle came to our rescue.

It was a hell of a ride driving on the highway through the villages and fields. The onlookers were so amazed to see us that they kept asking us a lot of questions. The younger kids were so excited to see us. They kept waving their hands with astonishment. The feelings that I went through all along the journey made my day and the accomplishment lifted my spirits.

Will be going for another hell lot of an experience pretty soon. Till then enjoy the pictures of our amazing journey.

Ritu Raj

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Wilderness

Have you ever tried to stay in the wild? Did you listen to the rattling of the trees? Ever experienced the darkness of the forest? I have. Honestly, it’s so intriguing that you lose sense of everything. Being in the wild brings you close to the creator and its creation. It brings immense joy in our lives and binds us to admire the serenity of the place.

I was fortunate enough to wander in the wild, not just once but on two occasions. I stayed in the wild for three days on both instance. It was one of the most amazing feeling that I experienced in my life. It brought me closer to the almighty and made me realize the importance of solitude.

The feelings were inexpressible. I was overwhelmed by the serenity of the surroundings. The rattling of the trees, the chirping of the birds, the hissing winds, made me drown in the tranquility of the place. During  the night, these sounds freaked the hell out of me. The night was extremely alluring, making it even more addictive. I was fortunate enough that I didn’t encounter any wild animals, otherwise I would not be in a position to share my experience. The exposure to the wild helped me to develop a deep insight into the vastness of nature and its beauty.

P.S: Planning for the next trip into the wilderness.