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Lake Revived in Ashoka Park

Lake Revived in Ashoka Park A lake is one of the most beautiful and expressive landscapes of nature. Lake revival work has been gaining popularity in Delhi. One has been revived in Ashoka Park, New Friends Colony, by the authorities. *Special thanks to Hon’ble Justice Sh. S.P. Garg* How it started 2001 was the last …

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Love for Spider Lily

LOVE FOR SPIDER LILY It was an amazing moment for me when a flower on my homegrown spider lily plant bloomed right before my eyes, in only a matter of seconds! People or rather, I, used to think that all flowers take their own sweet time to bloom, with the petals opening gently, micrometer by micrometer, …

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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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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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