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Autumn in Dhaka

M H Haider
Photo: Star Lifestyle archive/Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Photo: Star Lifestyle archive/Sazzad Ibne Sayed

It's autumn! But seeing the heavy showers we are now being endowed with everyday, autumn still has not made its strong foothold.

After the blues and greys of monsoon, comes the season of whites: autumn is all about crystal clear skies with battalions of parading clouds and dancing kans flower ('kash phool').

Spring, many people complain, cannot be felt or enjoyed that much in an urban setting. Concrete jungles have a tendency to disguise the beauty of nature. But the power of nature is extremely strong: autumn seeps in.

Even when annoyingly sitting on the traffic jam, one can sometimes see a glimpse of 'kash phool' that has grown modestly in one unattended corner of a road. Meanwhile, many of the few fields here and there feature 'kash phool' in abundance, the flowers dancing in the cradle of autumn breeze.

The heavens -- no matter how advanced science has become -- hold an immense fascination. Few things can be more soothing than watching the extravagant clouds idly sweeping the blue autumn sky.

But it seems autumn will take another week or so to fully make its stand. Until then, relish in the last few days of rain!

Published: 3:52 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last modified: 9:17 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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