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“Now that we’re essentially an indoor species, walled off from the world of other life forms, we’re divorced from the very domain that supports and sustains our lives.” Charles Cook

Gulmohar tree vents out it’s feelings!!!

An old tree of Gulmohar watched men changing stands, every
now & then in a bid to make things better was mocking at human quest. The
tree was standing since ages and by now must have seen sixty to seventy springs
and the evolution of men, they evolved in front of his eyes. He was the same
all these years, but there was great change in the minds of men and had
experienced the changes.

There was a time when sequence of trees stood near him and
greenery was in abundance and all life breathed fresh air and was free from
life threatening diseases. The weather was soothing and the children of the
families staying nearby played in the fields in the lap of nature and all were
hale & hearty.

With the advancement in technology, government incorporated
plans to establish factories and roads and bridges to navigate people from the
interiors to the work place in towns. The men folk was thrilled and stargazed of a
life thronged with comforts and fat cash pay-out to meet the ends.

The plans and policies were rolled out and mass of labours
were deployed to expand factories, office establishments in connecting interiors
nearing towns. Men greeted expansion with elixir and a hope of opening jobs for
more people, so more jobs, and more money flow in family.

The greenery was razed down to clear lands for construction
and mass of trees and plants were uprooted for the cause. Fortunately, this
Gulmohar tree was lucky to be spared because it stood in one of the remote corners
of the field and the land was not fir for use. He was the mute spectator of all
and its heart bled inside which none could see. He lost all his friends and
with it happiness of greenery flew away. This tree alone could not suffice the
requirements of men, but couldn’t utter a word.

People were overwhelmed to see the establishments
flourishing and they were happy to see the inflow of great number of people in
interiors and slowly the place gained importance and shortlisted in the name of

Gulmohar tree was left alone, he missed the groups of
playing children because now there wasn’t any field for the children to play
and the silence was depleted with deadly grinding sounds of machines adding
noise pollution to the environment.

Waste pollution too increased and the nearby water bodies’
water appeared as drain wells and the landowners & agriculturists moved
into more interior land for farming and living.

Tall buildings were constructed to accommodate the masses
working in the establishments and the green lanes were pitched to concrete
roads and the Gulmohar tree was covered with dust and filth and he had to wait
for the monsoons to shed its dust cover, pathetic life.
Life threatening diseases enhanced encompassing the lives of
township and the major chunk of their earning was paid to hospitals &
doctors to avail treatment. The business of doctors flourished and now men ate
less food and more medicines. People had lost their tranquility of mind.

In a span of three- four decades, pollution was at its
height and now men realized that loss of greenery is the reason of pollution at
all levels, air, water, noise and many more.
Men wanted the greenery back, but where were the spaces to accommodate
greenery. Acres and acres of ground was mowed out of greenery using the space
for construction. Initially, awareness programs were started to encourage
greenery in pots, terrace gardening or small space gardening to bring back
patches of greenery. The huge population and small stretch of green wasn’t

The tree watched helpless men running hither & thither
to grasp fresh air and the programs were advocated to plant thousand trees in
a month in areas and schools and office goers participated and even awards and
rewards were announced to bring back green in the town to curb pollution.

The weather has changed drastically, heat spells were
unbearable and nature’s fury was on high and the tree found Men, most helpless
creature suffering at its own cost of depleting earth of its natural resources
and raising hue & cry to regain it.

People felt proud to drive in expensive and big brands of
car and now helplessly brandishing to curb car movements on road.

The Gulmohar tree was the mute spectator to feel all the
impact and laughed out loud on poor thoughts of Men, who in pride of knowledge
and power plundered their own life with pollution at its behest.

The tree thought if only Men would have given second thought
before mowing down, life would have been different on earth, health and
happiness would have brimmed out of their life.

                            “Nature is what wins in the end.” Abby Adams

(The views expressed are solely of author, Ila Varma)

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