Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Environment Day is on 5th June

Monika said, “Tumhari tou lottery lag gayi yaar!!!”, when I told her that I would be shifting to Bangalore.

‘Pensioner’s paradise’, ‘Garden City’, ‘AC City’….so many terms, my colleagues/ friends used to refer Bangalore. I felt myself very lucky.

I shifted to Bangalore in October, 2012. It was a pleasant winter. Nice weather. I proudly showed my friends/ kith and kins how we were spending our days and nights without using heavy blankets, jackets, full sweater, through Skype, clicking photographs, uploading in Facebook, Flickr, Instagram.

I heard, in Bangalore, summer stays only for two months – February and March. In 2013, summer duration was a bit longer than the previous year, people said.

But what, now in 2014, the season’s duration is increasing …… No rain…Scorching heat in the day time, as if the AC city is trying to compete with many other cities to reach Delhi’s level soon…

Is this called Biodiversity??? Look around, you will get the answer……

Very less number of trees in most of the areas of the city……People are cutting trees for building their villas….beautifying/replacing with beautiful flower pots. Builders are constructing big residential complexes, cutting the forests, trees….having no concern of global warming! They will buy ACs to beat the heat!!! If needed, they will install one AC per room…it’s a sign of luxury, aristocracy in a way!!!

Just drive through the HAL road and then drive through the outer ring road, electronic city, MG road…..You will feel the difference….you can easily count how many trees are there….

Can’t we take a step forward to save our Mother Earth…???

We all complain about things that are wrong around us. Don’t you think, the possibility of doing something more than complaining, or waiting for someone else to fix things, is way more empowering?

This moment is critical. The time is now to take action to protect the Earth.

Making a big difference can start with a small step.

Environment Day is on 5thJune. I am planning some plantation....are you???
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