A canvas by Mother Nature

Lockdown makes us yearn for the outdoors

Weekends are for getaways. Getting out of the city and spending some time in the outdoors is de rigueur.

Cities stifle our freedom. These getaways never fail to show what we are missing as we go about our everyday lives in a city. The beauty of the outdoors and all that nature has to offer is in stark contrast to the drab concrete structures we are stuck in for the most part of our lives.

Driving through a forest, trying to catch a glimpse of wildlife, is one of the highlights of any getaway.

The monsoon makes our landscape look even better. Rain removes the dust off every tree and leaf. The land looks green, the smell of mud is inebriating and the sky looks like a painting.

What more can one ask for!

How many of us long to shift out of cities to rural areas to soak in the outdoors and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. But only a few are able to actually make this move. And, how we envy them!

The lockdown put an abrupt end to our getaways. After more than two months indoors, city dwellers are yearning to hit the road and for the outdoors.

This yearning was satisfied in a rather fortuitous turn of events in the first week of June. While I was longing for the outdoors, it seemed like Mother Nature decided to come to me. This is the canvas that she laid out in front of my house.

Author: Dhiraj Shetty

I am a journalist based in Bengaluru. Every day, every moment, each one of us sees a different aspect of our home, the planet Earth, and its people. Sharing them enables others to indulge in our point of view. Star of Nowhere is my blog about my view of some interesting developments in the world. Could be on any development that piques my curiosity. Centre of South is about my experiences in travel and food. I relish local food and conversations with people in places I visit. I share some of my travel stories and about the food I try. Yea... I guess sometimes people do wonder why is this chap clicking pics of his meal! I would be happy to offer tips or guidance in south India. Most visitors to India are drawn by the Taj Mahal, which is one of the wonders of the world, and the forts of Rajasthan. I invite you to look beyond these two places, at south India. I will be writing about the interesting places in this highly developed part of India, where the people are better educated, enjoy a better standard of living as compared to the rest of India, have built a reliable network of roads and transport services, and can count on state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure. South India is safer than any other part of India, and the gateway to south India is Bengaluru (aka Bangalore). Where do you want to go in south India? I would be happy to be of service to fellow travellers

2 thoughts on “A canvas by Mother Nature”

  1. Your thoughts are so pure and genuine, Dhiraj. A wonderful portrait of a true traveller. You rightly said, cities stifle our freedom. Fresh air and connection with nature is always in the village/wild. Thank you for the post. Nice to find you.

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