Happy Independence Day to all my blogging friends in India! I’m sharing this post from Shaily who has shared some gorgeous photos and a beautiful and evocative poem that expresses her love for her country despite what’s happening there politically.

Short Stories | Fish-eye Perspective

Here I share some sights of this majestic country. You may have seen it, and may or may not liked it, but to understand it, you have to stay here and let grow on you.

All images from Unsplash.com

You ask me what India is to me–

a Muslim, an erstwhile Hindu,

an in-between.

The thousand colours of the sky at dawn
when pink Clouds frame the golden Sun,
and purple Night lingers watching
holding an orange Moon in her arms,
and no grudges are held either way
as night gives way to the day.

The multi-hued trees of Sariska in autumn,

the dense forests of Ramnagar,

the sand dunes of Udaipur,

the lakes of Dispur,

the snowy mountains of Srinagar,

and the rocky plateaus and red soil of Bellary.

It is the sand of thousand colours

in Kanyakumari that I dream of

and the seashells my mum sent to…

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