Nowhere have I seen so many spectacular sunsets as in the North East of India. Nowhere else do they occur with such predictable regularity and as often as here. Only a soul dead person will ignore or be unmoved by them.
(⇧Lofty vertical and billowing Cumulus clouds over which hover Cirrostratus, crowded in by wind ruffled Altocumulus with Nimbostratus (I think) at their base. A common sight from May to September in Assam. Viewed from Mohmiri Watch tower near Bagori, Kaziranga with some bheels in the foreground.)
(⇧ Flooded Kaziranga with lifting clouds promising respite that evening. These fisher folk will continue for a few hours more at their labour.)
(⇧Monsoon dusk at Guwahati. No light makes the sight both grim and charming. Umananda island is in the middle of the picture.)
(⇧The Mighty Brahmaputra near Pan Bazar, Guwahati.)
(⇧ A stirring view of the Tatakuti peaks on the Indo-China border beyond Walong in Anjaw district. Taken in a benign winter evening when luminous Cumuli and Cirrostratus dark clouds entertain and not threaten.)
⇑ The one above is looking north to the valley of the Mighty Brahmaputra.
⇩ The one below is of Upper Shillong at twilight in late autumn. About here the warm sea winds from Bay of Bengal carried across Bangladesh meet the cooler winds blown down from the snowy ramp of the Arunachal Himalaya and create this technicolour feast. )
⇩Near Jangalgarh, Naogaon on the AT Road.)
(⇑A delightful view of towering Cumulonimbus clouds from Pangsau Pass in Changlang district of Arunachal. That lake is Shingbwiyang in Hukawng, Sagaing, Myanmar.)
While all these tossing and tumbling clouds of immense proportions and sublime magnificence spin vast and varied shapes and colours, down below on earth the fading light paints splendid glittering scenes.
(⇧ Near Pallel on the Imphal - Moreh Road in late August. Freshly transplanted paddy gleams with a lambent light. High in the sky all manner of clouds dance and glide.)
(⇧ And the same field moments later. As the sun weaves its way past clouds a contrasting display of light and shade appears on earth.)
(⇧ And when the waters of the Mighty Brahmaputra are swollen with rains people stand on its flooded banks to fish for their evening meal. ⇩)