Tuesday, 21 August 2012

41. Bramhputra

When I was visiting Guwahati, how could I not visit Brahmputra?
I  have fond memories of this river.
The first glance was from the sky .. say from 10000 feet (or was it 20000 feet?)
It was frightening.

It must have affected lives of so many people. I could  do nothing else but just imagine their peril.

On the way to Kamakhya Temple, when I visited Brahmpurta, I was touched by its calmness. The evening was yet to approach but the atmosphere was peaceful. Some people were crossing the river. They must be doing it regularly - for them it is an everyday journey.

The river might be taking life once in a while, but it also provides livelihood to many.
On the banks, this woman is running some kind of shop.
River to her is life.

Brahmputra continues to flow.
As always. 


  1. I agree with you. Brahmaputra is th life line of Assam. I loved the picture of the ferry service. Righ now I am at Kochi and have taken photographs of several large ferries plying between islands. Each carrying some 10 cars/50 bikes and hundrds of people.

  2. Brahmaputra flows on...
    Life goes on..

  3. PNS Sir, where are your Kochi photographs? On your blog? Would like to see those as well.

  4. Anujna, unfortunately sometimes this very river takes lives .. and life does not go on, it stops!!


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