landscape photo of boats near body of water
landscape photo of boats near body of water

The winter sun beats down on my face and I welcome it. It’s January – the coldest month in Meghalaya. I smile blissfully because am floating, as if on air. In reality, am floating in a boat on river Umngnot – they call this heaven Dawki. I look into the teal waters and spot transparent fishes – some sleeping, some dancing, some going about their business like clockwork. The rays of the sun create magic in this underwater world. “Should I dive in?”, I ponder. But the water is ice cold. More:

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