Laburnum makes Delhi a midsummer day’s dream. This short blossoming is one of the many ways the city makes you fall in love with it again and again. It makes you forget the soaring temperature, the melting asphalt, and the noxious fumes as you stand witnessing the alchemy of these beautiful flowers. The cityscape is nothing less than Monet’s painting.
By Nilanjan Ray
Everything in this world is fleeting. People, events, and problems come and go. We get caught up in the small problems of our daily life. Yet, it is helpful to retain a sense of perspective. Empires have risen and fallen. New nations have emerged out of the ruins of the old. In this world, sometimes falsehood triumphs for a period of time, but every tyrant has eventually fallen. The trees remain constant, in this fleeting life.
By Nishi Pulugurtha
I was told that the place was once maintained well. The water of the lake was clean, the green foliage trimmed, and the flowers were in full bloom. Maybe things would change for the better here, some day.
By Mary Ann Chacko
Walking through the Butterfly Garden was an invigorating and calming experience. But I felt a tinge of sadness when I realized that these breathtakingly beautiful creatures had such a short life span. To make matters worse, during this walking tour I learned that the natural habitats of many butterflies have been destroyed due to human interference thereby threatening the survival of many species.