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The kaleidoscope of natural colors at Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan has been contributed by Dr. Sanjay Behari, Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. This photograph has been taken from the City Palace and shows the Jag Nivas island with Lake Palace being lit up as the night approaches. The serene lake, the four islands within, and the City Palace overlooking them have been witnesses to many historical events over the decades.

This photograph symbolizes research!

A researcher finds that nature always has a few extra colors up its sleeves… shades which the researcher had not imagined existed… all bound in a unique harmony that makes the final result much greater than the sum of individual shades. If one looks carefully and sincerely enough, one can discern natural patterns in the colors of nature. With experience, one can anticipate not only the opportune time and place for observing them but also the hues that will appear… and yet each day, one is surprised at the new shades that emerge from between the usual expected ones, which can only be distinguished from the anticipated ones by a mind trained to discern them.

The colors of the dusk not only include Nature's contributions but also amalgamate man's creations… like the lighted buildings in the picture, the colors of which are interwoven with the natural hues of the evening. There are some unknown variables as well… those wings that you see in the sky do not belong to birds seeking their nest… they belong to bats that rise with the night. To distinguish them, one cannot be a mere observer from a distance; one must place oneself within the moment; and occasionally, a serendipitous moment leads to a riot of colors. Likewise, for involved researchers, the ability to discern deepens with increasing experience of their terrain; and, sometimes, an inspirational moment leads to a sublime discovery. As Elizabeth Berg in the “Year of Pleasures” wrote, “Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked.”


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