When Quiet Flowed The Alaknanda
These images are from last month, from my visit to that region in Garhwal we are now referring to as the very epicentre of the Uttarkhand tragedy. Mostly light showers, with an intermittent heavy one, trailed us as we wound along the beauteous Alaknanda and its many confluences.
A landslide caused a traffic jam and our cab driver decided to take a detour through the breathtakingly lush and mist-kissed Chamoli countryside. Who would have thought that a couple of days from when these were clicked, the skies would fall apart, cause a glacial lake to break bounds, swell rivers to immeasurable dimensions, and bring in its wake devastation of an unimaginable scale.
For those who didn’t make it back.