It was late afternoon when I received a message from Verhaen Khanna, the founder of the New Delhi Nature Society, inviting me to join him for nature activities the next day at Nehru Park, Delhi. After a month of my gruelling final year MBA exams at the University of Delhi, hugging a tree was exactly what I needed. As I stared up at the sky through the tree leaves and branches above, my eyes softly started closing almost involuntarily. Lying atop the tree, I felt a strange calm fall over me.
In effect this is a thank you letter to Verhaen and my younger sister for introducing me to this nature-lover, tree-hugger, seed-bomber side of me which I can’t seem to get enough of 😛
I first met Verhaen at the camping trip organised by him for the Perseid Meteor Shower in August 2016. I remember the day very vividly because it was super special and made to my list of top most-memorable days of the year.