NDNS Team

Positive Effects of Gardening

Positive Effects of Gardening Physical and Mental Well-being It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, you wake up to the soft sun rays slowing lighting up your room. You look out the window and see the birds chirping, the flowers blooming and the leaves rustle as the wind blows. How does it feel? Does it fill you …

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Peaceful Future with Nature

Peaceful Future with Nature Uncertainty… Fear… Disappointment… Isolated… Alone… Hopelessness… Is this our new normal? This question haunts me today. It haunts me to see a future where human interaction is obsolete, a future where education and jobs will function through only digital screens in front of our eyes. A future where kids will not …

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Heat Heat Go Away

Heat Heat Go Away The miseries of the heatwaves are back! Breaking records better than ever, Delhi is experiencing its hottest May after almost 18 years (https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/18-year-old-record-broken-in-delhi-churu-sizzles-as-world-s-hottest-place-all-you-need-to-know-about-heatwave/story-wbax5MsJunWXrUVMeMN1WI.html). The temperatures do go up to this level in the summers, but that only occurs in the month of June. Experiencing this level of heat in month of …

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Orchid Mania !

Orchid Mania ! Picture the summer heat. One of the first things that jumps to mind is a kid enjoying ice cream! Did you know that the vanilla bean comes from an orchid? Orchids are unique, in that most of them are epiphytes i.e. they take their nutrients from the air instead of the soil …

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Lockdown Musings

The lockdown reminded me of a poem: “Leisure” by WH Davies, What is this life if full of care, We have no time to stand and Stare, No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep or cows. I have been spending every single day of the lockdown just staring and …

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Birdwatching During Lockdown

Relax With Birdwatching The world is going through a global crisis, in which we’re all in the same boat but at a distance. The excursions are now limited to your neighborhood grocery store and the yoga mats have to be considered the gym at home. The most interaction we have with nature has for now …

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Bird Watching in Delhi

As a child… I used to often hover around boards in parks which gave away details about the birds that can be spotted in the area. With my “Mini-binoculars” that I got free with a box of chocolate as a child, I used to look around very diligently, trying to spot at least a few of the birds …

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Why Must We Remain In Touch With Nature?

About the author Shivani is a 4th year college student who enjoys spending her time in nature and likes to engage in conversations regarding the environment. A few days back… I attended Javed Akhtar’s session on the legendary poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi’s life at Jashn-e-Rekhta. As the session proceeded, Javed saab stated a very notable Observation when asked …

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