(June 2015, near BIT Mesra, Ranchi)
The colours of dusk can be truly uplifting. Especially in a place like Ranchi, which is surrounded by hills and is gifted with abundant greenery and natural beauty.
This was one of those evenings when the rain had stopped, after a persistent light drizzle. The moisture still hung about in the air, like a silent whisper. And, far behind the trees, sun was setting. The sky was awash in a multicoloured hue- orange, red, crimson, violet, yellow. The clouds hung in the sky, their shapes attenuated by the multiple colours. The crimson Mahua trees added their own technicolour to the evening . It all seemed so idyllic, and far from the maddening crowd.
Beauty can be found in the most unexpected cases, if we know how to go about looking for it.