The ‘Train’ of Memories

I’ve seen how each season work it’s miracle on this place. How the almost half year long monsoons fill these fields with water, and how it make small grass to sprout from the barren soil. I’ve seen the farmers sowing these fields with faces filled with determination, folk songs dancing on their lips. I’ve seen how, by the end of the second monsoon, it becomes all green and fills your mind with happiness and hope. I’ve seen the rejoice of farmers when it blossoms. Winter comes, to fill this savannah with mist in the early mornings. I’ve seen people, farmers and workers walking through this misty fields, and I’ve endured that chill through my spine, by just watching them. I’ve seen the crops ripen, as the summer approach. I’ve felt their enthusiasm, to reap their hard work and feed the empty breadbaskets. Not just them, but the entire state of Kerala depend on them one way or another to fill the tummies.

~ Kerala. A blessed land lies between the mounted Western ghats and the roaring Arabian sea. It’s called God’s own Country for a reason. This is my humble try to capture the scenic beauty I got to enjoy during my frequent train journeys.

I love travelling, especially by train. I love every small thing related to it. Be it the howl of the train, or the whistle of the wind when it speeds, I prefer to stand or sit by the door (this is possible only in India, other countries have automatic doors for the trains which closes before the train starts). There you get to enjoy the most. But sometimes, police interference compels me to be satisfied with the window seat.

All the pictures are taken from train, including the featured image during different journeys in different seasons. ~

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Summer, after the reaping of crops the field become arid and deserted. Even the last bit of life seems vanished. 

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The first rain cleanse the atmosphere, the muddy water fills the fields. That’s the color of raw human. “You’re made of dust, you’ll return to dust”

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Monsoon hits the rocky soil, softens it, waking up the hibernating roots and seeds within, rekindle the life and the fields are turning green again.

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Green is the color of life. It gives hope for a better tomorrow. Western ghats protect the land, stop clouds from going far, quench your thirst, like a big brother.

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The field after sowing. Western ghats, the clouds.. indeed! Monsoon is the most beautiful season.

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The savannah in green with the sky preparing to open again..

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Landscape view of the meadows of Western ghat. 

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This is what happens when you try to take pictures from a fast running train.. You focus on your object, wait for the perfect time, and boom!! You din see that electric post coming!! At the exact middle of the frame! 😑

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More green. They seem infinite. “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities”- John Green

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Another faulty piece. By the time I clicked, the train had already left that point..

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I was trying to depict the moving effect. Turned out to be half blurred half clear picture. 

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Green giving way to the golden brown. Sunny days and cold nights.

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Golden fields. Western ghats like a proud brother, watching over the babies growing up.

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Herbs and shrubs lining at the ends.

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The other side view from the train, a part of the river Bharatapuzha, looted by the Sand Mafia, writing its death note by its weak hands.

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Clouds trying to soothe her, ” Some people are worth melting for”- Olaf. 

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Misty winters. Western ghats covered by the misty clouds. This very house marks that the train is approaching my station and it’s time to get everything ready..

 

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“How much things have changed for good!! Or bad?”  “Either way, change is inevitable” Two oldsters having a chat at Kallai renovated sidewalk. Next station, my home!

 

~ All these pictures including featured image are taken by myself on my Motorola Moto E (first gen) mobile camera (5 MP ), and thus the clarity and resolution issues. The only advantage being, it’ll save your data by a small fraction. 😉 ~

 

 

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. Great pictures! 😀
    All this greenery makes me feel fresh.
    The one you called ‘faulty’ isn’t faulty. 😛 It’s actually pretty awesome..look at the bottom part!
    Awh and you mentioned Olaf!

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    1. aishahnaaz says:

      Thank you so much, inky!! 🙂
      I’m not much into animated movies, but frozen is one of the very few I’ve watched and liked. 🙂
      (I like calling your name 😛 )

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      1. Welcome 🙂
        I love animated movies. XD You should watch umm Bg Hero 6? 🙄
        Haha thats nice do call me. 😀

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      2. aishahnaaz says:

        Haha. Sure. I googled and found some nice pictures 🙂 is that a snowman too?

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      3. 😛 No,now I wont spoil it for you.
        You have to watch it to know what it is. 😉

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      4. aishahnaaz says:

        Haha. Okay!! 😀

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    2. GJ says:

      my suggestion are. Mr Peabody and Sherman, Despicable me. Mega Mind and WALL.E. Those are awesome

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      1. aishahnaaz says:

        Despicable me already on my favourite list!! 😅 I’ll try the others 🙂

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      2. GJ says:

        Great then watch ‘Tangled’ too 😛

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      3. aishahnaaz says:

        Tangled is so famous! Who wouldn’t have watched it!!

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  2. Hiba says:

    Wow. I used to hear from my friends that’s Kerala is very green.
    Here it is 🙂
    Very beautiful pictures.
    I wish Kuwait were as green 🙄

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    1. aishahnaaz says:

      Yeah. Kerala is all green. Also there are so many water bodies. 🙂 visit here sometime, my place is known as the food capital of Kerala. 😛 if you’re a foodie, this is where you should be.!

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  3. khansana1000 says:

    I love all the pictures here.. I do wish to travel to Kerala one day InshaAllah.. 🙂 I am from UP and we have more sugarcane and mustard plantations, the fields look lovely in mustard flowers like you see in DDLJ song 🙂 when I used to travel to my hometown during my college days and working days in India .

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    1. aishahnaaz says:

      I have some blurred memories of visiting UP when I was a kid. 🙂 but we only got to see the main places. Maybe I’ll come again, I mean, a safari of sorts? 😉 you’re most welcome to Kerala. 🙂 I may sound like boasting, but it’s indeed a beauty 😀

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      1. khansana1000 says:

        Yes I have recently seen pictures of my cousin’s visit to Kerala and kanyakumari and they are indeed God’s own territory so beautiful and serene.When I will visit kerela I will surely meet you 🙂 InshaAllah, .

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      2. aishahnaaz says:

        Insha Allah. Let me know when you come 🙂 my native is known as the food capital of Kerala. Also the “Land of spices” 🙂 you can google about ‘Calicut’ 😉

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      3. khansana1000 says:

        wow! I love spices 🙂 I am a spice girl.It is not this year that I will be travelling anywhere in India will only stick to my parents , may be next year inshaAllah . Do you finish your studies this year or next year?

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      4. aishahnaaz says:

        My studies are over already. 🙂

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      5. khansana1000 says:

        Cool 🙂 I had an impression that you are still in your last year.

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      6. aishahnaaz says:

        Hihi. No 😉 I’m a big girlll 😀

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      7. khansana1000 says:

        😀 😀 hehehe

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  4. IshmaImroz says:

    ennu swantham Kerala.. Maan I miss Kerala much noww!! -_- *Trying to wipe my teats with a towel* 😛 You are responsible!! 😛 Which part Are you from/.?

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    1. aishahnaaz says:

      I’m from Calicut. The land of spices!! 😍😍😍😋😋 sorry it brought you tears 😦 *offering a box full of tissue* 😉 where are you from?? Btw, these photos are from Palakkad. Last one from Calicut tho. Kallai railway station..

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      1. IshmaImroz says:

        hahahahahaa!!! awwwww thanks…. taking one from them! 😛 I am settled in Calicut… basically from mahe! 😀 But a proud Calicut girl cz I was born there! 😛

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      2. aishahnaaz says:

        Woww!! Yep u are a Calicut girl cuz you got our koykoden slang!! 😀 I’m a rooted calicutian as Ammi Abbu both belongs to very old families of Calicut. 🙂

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      3. IshmaImroz says:

        lol…. haha I have a mixture!! I get the slang of my friends!! 😛 very adaptive! 😉

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      4. aishahnaaz says:

        Me too. Staying in hostels have resulted in a mixed slang. But when I talk to Calicut people, the typical one comes automatically 😀

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      5. IshmaImroz says:

        hahahaha!! that’s good! 😛 I am still mixed!

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  5. Hiba says:

    Subhan’Allah Kerala is beautiful! I’ve so many friends from there, it is gorgeous! Great post BTW!

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    1. aishahnaaz says:

      Aww!! Thank you so much!! You’re most welcome to visit our homeland 🙂

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      1. Hiba says:

        Oh man, ONE DAY insha’Allah!!! I’d love to!!!

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