17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The mighty Indus traverses the Ladakhi landscape - A roof top view.

River Indus (Sindhu in Hindi and Sanskrit) is to Pakistanwhat the Ganges is to India. While the rivers of the Ganges basin make the north Indian plains fertile, sustaining a huge mass of humanity; Indus basin sustains the north-west region of the Indian sub-continent, much of which is constituted by Pakistan. Together, these rivers have nurtured the civilization in the Indian sub-continent, among the oldest and glorious ones in the world. Indus originates in Tibet, flows through the Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir into Pakistan. Compared to the mindsets of the current leadership in India and Pakistan, Indus presents a picture of selfless magnanimity that has nurtured generations since time immemorial unmindful of the artificial barriers created by petty minds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Vikas Bajpai