2 Apr 2012

White Sand


The white sands came up suddenly 
Engulfing us
Of course I had read about the Rann
And seen images of wild asses running 
In my geography book in school
Later Nat Geo and Discovery told me things

But nothing matched the stories that the white sands told me


They told me that Kutch was an island till a couple of centuries ago
An island once the rains came in
The Indus flowed furious in those months
Enveloping the land on two sides
While the sea played on the other shores


For seven months it was an island
Then the sun beat down
Dried the waters
First it changed to a marsh
Finally only the white salt was left behind
Then the dust would blow up
The salt started to turn brown

Till the rains came and the land became an island again

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