16 November 2016

The Hidden Life Of Trees

As you may have noticed, its not often that I have posted book reviews. Today I am compelled to write about an amazing book that has accidentally come my way. Accidentally because it was spotted at our library by my husband who immediately brought it home for me! And I have been glued to it since...

Peter Wohlleben, trees, book

The Hidden Life Of Trees by Peter Wohelleben is a book for all tree lovers. The author is a forester from Germany and naturally he mostly describes trees in Germany and Europe. Beech. Pine. Birch. Ash and so on...Tropical trees barely find a mention yet I am sure, the 'behaviours' that he has described is quite likely apply to trees in my part of the world too. 

Sunrise (Wordless Wednesday)

Mountain, Trekking, Grand Canyon

10 November 2016

Honouring Our Soldiers

It was quite a while ago, that I began a post about streets in my city named after women. That was inspired by a BBC article "Are our street names sexist?" 

This idea sort of germinated into yet another one namely, finding out how many streets in my city and outside of its Cantonment are named after soldiers... Outside the Cantonment is the key as that is the area where most roads are named after soldiers...

Thus began my search and for now my list has only five names... I know there will be many more and this list will be updated as and when I learn about them. So those of you who do come across such street names do let me know...

The list is in no specific order... 
Here goes:

1. Flying Officer Sudhir Pawar Path
2. Shaheed Colonel Prasanna Gore Path - in Sahakar Nagar
3. Capt Vishwasrao Himmatbahaddur Chavan Path - in Navi Peth
4. Sqn Ldr Sureshchandra Bhagwat Path - in Model Colony
5. Kai Col Suryakant Pandit Path - in Model Colony

Waiting to hear from you all!
Take care!