Konkan Revisited-Beauty of nature at its best

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By Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle
Bellevision Media Network

Mumbai, 14 September 2011: The ardent readers of Bellevision may be wondering  why  I bother them with the write up about and pictures of the same beaten route of the Konkan Railway whenever I proceed or return from Mumbai, that to at regular intervals. Even I was of the same opinion and felt that this time at least I would not bother to take out my camera and point it outside the windows of the compartment and try to capture either the landscape or people. In order to pass time I thought of reading at least some chapters of Dan Burstein’s “Secrets of the Code”, the unauthorized guide to the mysteries behind “The Da Vinci Code”.


Thus, after boarding  ‘Matsyagandha’ at Udupi at 2.30 pm, on Friday, September 9, 2011, rather than thinking about the scenery outside the moving train my mind was engrossed for some time with  the apprehension of the train being delayed due to landslides. Thus, keeping my fingers crossed, I settled down by the window seat and opened  the book where I had kept the book-mark and began to read.


As the train began its journey  and moved with regular speed meant for the monsoon season, involuntarily my neck turned  ninety degrees towards the window and the view of the passing landscape could not escape my eyes.  The entire landscape till the horizon looked like being covered with green carpet with tender paddy swaying gently in the afternoon breeze. As it was not raining, the sight was pleasant with rivers, houses and coconut trees passing by at regular intervals.



Involuntarily my hand moved towards the shoulder bag in which I had rested my camera and taking it out began to click the pictures of the amazing scenes that were just passing by with a hope that I would select the best ones and present to the viewers of Bellevision as they had appreciated my earlier efforts.


As the curiosity of the connoisseur of beauty increases whenever a model dons new dress,  so also the landscape presents new look and increases renewed interest in the connoisseur of the beauty of the nature.  The month of September with many festivals has been known  for  lush green crops, vegetables and flowers and as such presents a unique experience and joy to anyone who has time and attitude to savour  the bounty of nature.


Besides clicking the pictures of nature, I also attempted to capture the moods and actions of few people on the platforms of different  stations. At Byndoor station I was amazed to watch two young cows grazing on the platform without fear as an ascetic passed by.


Except for few showers at Bhatkal and a little beyond,  the evening journey was pleasant and the view outside the train windows was clear and breathtaking. The scenes of the rays of the evening sun piercing through the dark clouds and reflecting in the passing water bodies were just like paintings with the brush of nature being wielded by some invisible hands.


Once again my journey through the train was quite memorable and fortunately the train did reach Thane station at 6.30 am the next morning  dispelling my apprehension of any kind of inordinate delay due to unforeseen reasons such as landslides.



Comments on this Article
Mrs. Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Mumbai Sun, September-18-2011, 9:08
Very beautiful pictures of nature. Thank you so much.
Alan Sunil Mathias, moodubelle / Dubai Thu, September-15-2011, 6:02
Beautiful Pic. hummm missing all
Royston D souza, Boston/Kinnigoli Wed, September-14-2011, 7:19
So Blessed is our land. thank you so much for the pictures!
Alfred Vincent Monis, Bantakal/Kingdom of Bahrain Wed, September-14-2011, 12:58
As usual beautiful pictures from Dr. Eugene. Please keep posting more and more pictures.
Edward Barboza, Kanajar / Auckland Wed, September-14-2011, 6:57
Dear Dr. Eugene, An interesting and informative article written with very clear scenic pictures. Though we may not be able to visit all the places, your article bridges the gap in our knowledge and information.
Vijay Dsouza, Moodubelle Wed, September-14-2011, 5:16
Great pictures and narration, Dr.Eugene every time you come up with different views. This shows your love to travel on these trains amidst of gorgeous nature.
Joy, Kattingeri/Dubai Wed, September-14-2011, 1:35

Nice pictures..........

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