Sometimes trees are revered….sometimes…

I was walking along the "80 ft Ring Road" (I still don’t know the name of this road, that goes from the Silk Board along Ragigudda up to Kanakapura Road!), when I saw how this tree had been revered, and a small shrine built to it:

Trees, Bangalore

Trees (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

It was good to see that some trees are still held in such reverence; but in these days of road-widening and tree-felling, I could not help wishing that the BBMP adopted the same attitude towards the beautiful living beings that give us shade, oxygen, shelter, beauty, and a home to several other creatures…! Perhaps, one day, wisdom will prevail over economics?

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