Location: Nimati Ghat (Jorhat, Assam)
As I waited for my Dad on the silent shores of Brahmaputra, the tranquility of the scene struck me. Brahmaputra, the mighty river, flowing through the heart of Assam (a northeastern state of India), has swept away thousands of villages, cattle and humans during the flood ‘season’, each year, every year. And here it was, in the mid of December winter, flowing steadily, calm and aloof, so unlike it’s ravenous monsoon avatar.
Towards dusk, a faint outline of the ‘Ferry from Majuli’ appeared on the Horizon, carrying passengers and numerous vehicles – cycles, motorbikes and cars. Sailing slowly towards Nimati Ghat, taking its own sweet time. It took about half an hour for the ferry to reach the destination. As my Dad walked outside the Ghat, he was greeted by bright smiles and tight hugs from family.
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