Confluence of sky and the mountains!!

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held highWhere knowledge is freeWhere the world has not been broken up into fragmentsBy narrow domestic wallsWhere words come out from the depth of truthWhere tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfectionWhere the clear stream of reason has not lost its wayInto the dreary desertContinue reading “Confluence of sky and the mountains!!”

Forests and a ray of hope!!

Found a road, which was less travelled,With a faith of finding new hope;But to my despair, I found barren mountains,Trees cut from the valley to the top!! ***** Thorny bushes, scanty greens,With vultures hovering high;I searched for a river stream to quench my thirst,But Alas!! no sight of water, I sighed!! ***** Metalled road, scorchingContinue reading “Forests and a ray of hope!!”

Precious water!!

World Water Day is held on 22 March every year since 1993 which focuses on the importance of freshwater. About 2.2 billion people are living without access to safe water, while the global sources of freshwaters are reducing at a rapid rate. With glacier shrinking, rivers drying and global climate change , it’s a nature’sContinue reading “Precious water!!”

Tribute to the forests: International Day of Forests, 2021

The knowledge and conscience which we have gained today comes from nature, and primitive forests. Forests are the source of many mysteries and have played an significant role towards the evolution of mankind. If we look back into the evolutionary history of mankind, we will find that every aspect of adaptation and evolution of theContinue reading “Tribute to the forests: International Day of Forests, 2021”

Tree of Midnight Horror: Oroxylum indicum

It was one fine evening, I was taking a brisk walk amidst forest fringe village of a remote district of Assam, India. The weather was pleasant and I could feel the cold breeze coming from the mighty river Brahmaputra, which can be seen from a distance. Through the lush green fields, I could see someContinue reading “Tree of Midnight Horror: Oroxylum indicum”

Landour skies !!!

Landour, named after the Welsh town ‘Llanddowror‘ is home to mighty oaks, pines, cedars and rhododendrons. Every nook every corner of this small hillside is blessed with pristine serenity and beauty. Even the skies above Landour too don’t fail to mesmerize along with the changing seasons. The skies over Landour, always astound one with theContinue reading “Landour skies !!!”

Rhododendrons in the hillside

Swaying with the whistling breeze,Spreading your charm;You fulfill wilderness dreams, giving memories warm. Birds, animals and honey bees cherish your nectar,They come to visit you from lands afar;Laden with beauty and healer are you,Life support system for many though. The fallen petals on the forest floor,Create a mystical hue;A path painted red,leading somewhere, I haveContinue reading “Rhododendrons in the hillside”

Asan Conservation Reserve/Asan Barrage, Uttarakhand: A man-made lake or nature’s delight

Situated at the confluence of the Asan river and Eastern Yamuna Canal alongside bordering states of Uttarakhand-Himachal lies the Asan Conservation Reserve/ Asan Barrage or Assan Barrage. This barrage created the Asan Reservoir which is also called Dhalipur Lake, and was developed in 1967 when the Dhalipur power house was under construction. The scenic geographicalContinue reading “Asan Conservation Reserve/Asan Barrage, Uttarakhand: A man-made lake or nature’s delight”