Sky from a side road

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Have you ever tried enjoying the sight of the sky from a city main road? I doubt if such a feat is possible.

The tall buildings, the pollution. The varied sized vehicles darting from all possible directions, forcing you to focus on saving your skin.

But for every high-traffic road, there probably exists a side road which only the locals are aware of. This side road is a world apart. Time slows down here and you get to take in the sights a lot more.

Parallel to one of the most high-traffic roads in hi-tech city area of Hyderabad, is a road that few “software people” take. This road is nothing special – it is dirty, broken down in many parts, with the occasional hungry-looking dog following you.

But the difference is, it is quieter. And on this road, you finally see the sky and the actual scenery.

The sky looks very different from here. Or maybe, with fewer distractions, the existing things seem clearer.

I clicked these pics last Saturday afternoon. After random showers throughout the morning, the wind suddenly picked up and started blowing the clouds away. The sun peeked out from behind the clouds.

Beyond the electric wires, building rooftops and the peepal and neem trees, the clouds formed odd shapes on the blue sky background.

They were like paintings done by a child – who, in absence of parents, threw white paint on a blue canvas, and cried with joy at the chaotic beauty created.

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