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Dawn at Nagin Lake

It feels so unreal as ribbons of clouds float over Nagin lake, a reflection of the sky above. It has rained the previous night and the sun is rather reluctant to come out.

Up before the sun at Nagin Lake, Kashmir

3 September 2013

Standing and staring is an art and it can be perfected if you, like me, are on a houseboat on Nagin Lake in Kashmir, waiting for the sun to appear. I am not a morning person but the lake is enchanting. There are more than 150 houseboats on Nagin lake, but the sound of silence is music to the ears. Photographs cannot do justice to the beauty of Kashmir and yet, here is a humble attempt.

Text and photographs: LAKSHMI SHARATH

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