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  • A homely Venice hides at the edge of the Nigeen Lake.

    Shikarawalas live here with their families on small island villages.

    For centuries, the shikarawalas have plied tourists to and fro, fro and to, on their boats.

    Travelers clicking sunsets, clicking snow covered peaks, click click click.

    Day trippers gone, away from the clicks, they paddle deep into the water alleys.

    Bobbing gracefully towards their drifting homes.

    Their hands in rhyme with the wintry water, into the shadowy canals, they disappear.
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