I took this picture from the top of Nandi Hill. Well, OK, technically, it’s not Bangalore…yet. But remember the times when Whitefield, Sarjapura and Yelahanka were not Bangalore, either?
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The point I want to make is that a new layout has been created…and for all those homes, there is just one young tree, and perhaps some very small plants that one can see.
What happened to our culture of planting trees on every road, so that we had shady avenues instead of bare streets? Why do we now have those in authority claiming that “Trees belong only in parks”?
I do hope better sense prevails in urban planning…we are creating heat sinks, not beautiful green spaces that many creatures can share and live in.