Saturday, April 16, 2011

On Nature

With a population of 21 million people, and a population density of over sixty-four thousand people per square miles, Bombay is one city which needs all the green spaces that it has. Aarey Milk Colony is one of those places. We complain about the badly maintained roads and the lack of drinking water sources, but it is an untamed patch of green that we can enjoy.

But, even that is now being parceled out for "development". Soon housing colonies and commercially developed "picnic spots" will claim the place we go to for our weekly runs.

Why can't we respect Nature?
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12 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What a lovely 'photo!! And I agree, large cities need nature just as much as any other place - maybe more. There are many documented benefits of natural beauty and people know that even on an intuitive level. It's so scary when nature is carved up thoughtlessly...

ladyfi said...

Oh, such a shame to hear this.

Meera said...

Man, his need and greed...

Marjorie said...

:-(

Dorte H said...

You are such a great photographer!

What a crime to destroy such a beautiful spot. Sad.

Siv Maria said...

Nice!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

my son is a huge nature child... and i think big cities.. should try to preserve spots......

Chuck said...

I believe it is because people respect money more. Tragic.

sue said...

The lungs of your city, a place to wander and wonder. To protect them in their imperfect state is vital for our wellbeing. I'll go now, or you'll need to drag me off my soapbox. Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

Theres just life said...

Until the money grabbing individuals in charge are stopped, nature and people will be the losers. Hopefully enough people will complain to the right source to get this stopped, at least I pray so.

Joanne said...

what a shame that that is happening. There is nothing nicer than to have a patch of green to appreciate. Blessings, Joanne

slommler said...

Why indeed!!! That is too bad. We need our green spaces!!
Hugs
SueAnn

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