"sasyapremigala swargadalli plastic naraka". I read this in the news paper and went into that environmental awareness mood.
In this part of town called Jayanagar 9th block, a residence to many rich and not so rich people, i have seen walls and compounds of adjacent houses overlap. On the street I live, it is the compound walls. When my grand parents moved here just 18-20 years ago, there were not more than 2 houses per street, and my grandfather generously planted a coconut sapling in his compound. And then everybody who moved in did the same. Now this coconut tree in our compound is bound by walls on 2 sides and grills on the other 2 leaving a circular opening for its neck to grow. Just as I think "How unfortunate!", I see the same plight of every other tree in every neighbor's compound. I even heard a neighbor tell my grandmother that she wanted to chop off the tree in her compound because people complain about her tree's dried branches falling into other people's houses and terraces. That's getting sad!
And then today I saw another coconut tree get chopped off part by part and I stereotypically gasped "What is this city coming to!"