Brahmaputra: The mighty Son of Brahma

Brahmaputra is vast. As a person from the small state of Kerala, my imagination always run wild when I think of the big three rivers of India:- Ganga, Brahmaputra and the Indus. Of these while the Ganga and Indus evoke emotions of Bhakti, Brahmaputra commands a certain respect tinged with fear. It brings forth the image of a mighty God, whose inexorable flow consumes everything in its way. These images try to capture life in the Brahmaputra, taken during a short boat ride in it. This was taken at the Kolia Bhomora Setu which connects Sonitpur to Nagaon.

The View itself captivates you…

There is no way on earth that the mighty Brahmaputra will fail to leave an impression on you

Before these Bridges came, water transport was the only way to go. Accidents were common and technology has helped save lives

These Bridges are the lifeline of Assam. Without them transportation would be time consuming and unsafe

Fishing is a major livelihood way along the banks

These small bamboo structures made for fishing reminded me of Chinese Nets found in Fort Kochin. The ways of men are same and similar milieu breeds similar survival mechanisms

You cannot but marvel at the majesty of the River

At places you wonder whether this is a river itself, with the banks not visible from one end. Every now and then a Gangetic River Dolphin peeps out, giving the impression you are in the se

Mechanised Country Boats chug along the river, with not much of safety gear in them in case of a mishap

A ride through the Brahmaputra is also a journey through the rural life of North East India. Wound in its flow are beliefs, customs and ultimately the beauty of life itself. It is an experience that no one should miss.

By Vishnu H. Prasad

An Indian Revenue Service Officer of the 71st Batch, I write about my travels, the books I read and people I meet.

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