This is a picture taken from one of the rear windows of my residence. The recent showers in Delhi have given a fillip to the weeds, shrubs and trees so much so that the place which normally looks like a semi-desert has begun to look like a quasi-jungle. And I love it just for that. Isn't it a blessing to live in such proximity to nature?
We are also blessed with a fair share of animals and birds. The campus can boast of a wide variety of birds which keep singing, cooing and whistling. Peacocks and their hens used to be regular visitors.
In the last
couple of years, however, monkeys have all but displaced most of the animals. They go around stealing pigeons' eggs and even capturing a 'sitting' pigeon.
They can sit majestically like kings on the dishes of our TV connections. They may sometimes bite into the cables and throw us off our simple 'channel' delights. They seem to have driven out the peacocks and their hens altogether. After all, they are our predecessors... it must be in their blood to drive away all goodness and beauty!