D is for Desert


Desert always brings the poet in me out….

Desert Oh Desert

Who are you?

I’m calm yet complex,

I’m peaceful and quiet,

I can see stars that shine very bright.

I may be dangerous yet is distinctive,

I may be barren but with a Beauty,

I am calm even with a cactus,

I am dark but with a light within.

The view of twilight,

Desert Oh Desert


Desert – barren yet beautiful, sandy yet serene, mysterious yet magical


pic courtesy – Rahul

The above pic is from recent awesome DESERT SAFARI adventour and straight away stole my heart. So sharing the scenic Thar desert with a cup of tea.

Vastness of water or desert there seems to be no full-stop or comma to it. Endless, never-ending, countless grains of sand. Living on there own don’t even stay put in your hands and just moves away.

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Says so much to us that

जिंदगी रेत की तरह होती है जितना भी मुट्ठी में समेटना चाहो, उंगलियों के बीच से निकल ही जाती है|

पर फिर भी ध्यान से देखो तो कुछ लकीरों में फँस ही जाती है |

(try to control and hold sand of desert but its moves from between fingers, but if u see the positive side some still stays in lines of your palm.)

Desert holds it since ages, it may be barren landscape but has its own beauty. And its sad to know that it is under danger due to illegal and unmanly activities. Its a store of fossil and we need to preserve it.

Ever spend a night watching stars under the sky in the midst of desert……its an awesome out of world experience.

Nature has given such beautiful things one should never miss those pleasures.

I read a beautiful line recently – Waqt Fisalta Hai Ret Ki Tarah
Hum Bas Use Sambhalna Bhool Jaate Hain; Kuchh Log Bahut Khas Hote Hain Zindagi Mein; Hum Bas Unhe Batana Bhool Jaate Hain.

वक़्त फिसलता है रेत की तरह, हम बस उसे संभालना भूल जाते हैं|

कुछ लोग बहुत खास होते हैं ज़िन्दगी में, हम बस उन्हें संभालना भूल जाते हैं

Its quiet, Its vast, It’s peaceful, but with a smile to show mirage of hope in prickly heat.

It heats up fast and cools faster and thats how it shows us that we too need to follow this quality to always changing and adjusting.
Pariticipating in and

Linking with #WordlessWednesday

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    1. Thanks, Vasantha, and wow desert safari in Dubai must have been an awesome experience. Deserts are indeed again a beautiful natural creation.

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  1. Loved your post on deserts. Australia is largely semi-desert which is why most of the population live on the coast. When I first went to the outback I expected plain sand but there was sparse vegetation. There are sand deserts in Australia but not that easy to access without a four wheel drive and lots of preparation.

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  2. Absolutely stunning pictures, Pragun!
    Deserts are interesting sceneries, and even though one pictures them sandy like on your photos, there are ones that are more rocky. I have been to Death Valley in Eastern California, and the landscape was so diverse! Fascinating. Also scary, though.

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    1. Thanks for appriciating. Wow death valley visit must be an experince. Yes its fascinating scary yet super.


  3. That’s a beautiful sunset shot from the desert. Loved the thought-provoking lines you shared as well. Reading your lines made me think that perhaps Hindi sometimes lends itself more easily when describing certain experiences. Thanks for linking up, Pragun.

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  4. Beautiful post and such evocative lines. Thank you so much for linking up with us Pragun for #WordlessWednesday.

    Cheers, God bless!

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