City Season – Evening Sky, Daryaganj
The monsoon clouds.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Delhi sky is noted for its impenetrable grayness.
One recent evening the ongoing rainy season briefly interfered with that constancy of character. Perhaps you too noticed it if you happened to be in the area around that time.
Just as the day was beginning to end, the city sky over the old neighbourhood of Daryaganj showed up an artwork of rare beauty. The dark rainy clouds of the season dissipated a little and revealed patches of clear blue. The departing sun lost no opportunity to make its presence felt.
Receding for miles on either side of the Netaji Subhash Road, the sky, however, did not keep even a small proportion of the sun’s harsh light to itself, and gave it all to the world below.
As a result, the rays that glinted off from the glass windows of Daryaganj’s buildings were strong enough to hurt the eyes of the onlookers. In no time, though, the sudden opening in the sky started to again fill up with dark clouds. These drifting shapes playfully dampened the majesty of the window glints by frequently coming between the glass panes and the setting sun. It was the season’s most scenic show till date.
Meanwhile people below carried on.
Playing with the sun