Heritage Trees of Bangalore

These 18th century imports from Cook Islands in New Caledonia, South-Pacific by Captain Cook were planted in Lalbagh Bangalore around the Band Stand and Glass House. At least one of them is 160m tall and more than 150 years old!!It’s listed as one of the 10 Heritage Trees of Bangalore (a listing of trees rangingContinue reading “Heritage Trees of Bangalore”

A thousand more

—–As the sun goes down,The shadows lengthen.Another day passes,into obscure oblivionA thousand words,Said and done…A thousand more,Unsaid and drowned. A tree is up in flamesOf bright orange bloomsThe blazing spring sunBurns a jealous crimson!Birds and bees flock the riotOf more than a thousand flowersAs the sprightly fireballtraverses horizon… Sleep eludes the eyeOn a fullmoon litContinue reading “A thousand more”

Still Waters

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,Dropping from the veils of the morning toContinue reading “Still Waters”

In Memoriam

The passing of a loved one is traumatic, to say the least.More so if it is a parent, sibling or one’s own kid; even worse if its untimely. Loss in any case is irreplaceable. If an accident would be consoling, a murder is catastrophic! One score years isn’t a long time, in nature. A quarterContinue reading “In Memoriam”

Warming The Earth

The year 2020 was a lot more cleaner than the previous years with air and water bodies clearing up for a few months; it was also the warmest since 2016. Pandemic driven lockdowns across the world were one of the reasons for this record, majorly due to increase of greenhouse gasses (GHG) released into theContinue reading “Warming The Earth”

Fairweather Friends

I seeA beeBuzz byOn the sly! The sunOf the noonShines brightOnly to blight! Ochre petalsOn the sepalsHeld uprightTo the night! You rideFar n wideOn a wingBy the wind! Many a flowerMay overpowerI can’t waitBeyond tonight! Make it swiftTo your treatOh my beeWon’t you kiss me!

The Last Sunset

It’s the last sunset,  that we would see;There were many before,  morrows many will be… It was the last sunset,  whose eyes shut forever;That’s Nature’s beautiful way,  dawn and dusk follow each other… As we hurtle to our last sunset,  pause to hear The Almighty’s plea;Remember the noble one,  that we were meant to be…