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Aug 17, 2014

TABLOG: Don't Chase Away The Birds...

ONE ASPECT I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE ABOUT CHENNAI
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Don’t Chase Away The Birds…

To celebrate the Madras week, in our Chennai Bloggers Club, (CBC) we have started second session of our pet event called Tablog (Where each one of us blogger’s write about one topic and then tag another person). This session has raised a very important question, ‘What one aspect I would like to change about Chennai’. Well Chennai is a beautiful, peaceful and culturally very important city, the world over. With it’s beautiful beaches, Historical Temples and Architecture and enchanting forests and hills all around, it makes for perfect place for living and weekend getaways.

LETS NOT CHASE THEM AWAY

But being a North Indian, living in Chennai for last two decades, I have developed a different perspective of the city. As a resident, we have some way to go, in terms of infrastructure, development, public transport etc. but then these are things that will be hard to achieve as an individual. But just like this session of Tablog, we can all chip in to create awareness, about things that are not right in the city. And the one I would like to talk about lakes among 90 wild life and nature spots that we have in and around Chennai… (Click here to get the list) which attract beautiful migratory birds from across the world, apart from sustaining local flora and fauna.

On the outskirts of Chennai... 

There are almost 54 lakes in and around the city. Well when I say almost, it basically means that some of them are almost on the verge of extinction. Just like the domestic sparrow, which nowadays, we don’t see around, thanks to the process of extreme modernization and change in the living habits of people. I have been travelling around the city, visiting most of them and taking some pictures. So this post is not going to be of a sermon type, but a visual journey to trigger a desire to visit, popularize these spots and in turn, help in creating in awareness about the construction, filth and neglect that’s choking these places to die an un-natural death.

Some of the birds in Palnikarai Lake

So, come walk with me…

Chennai is home to large number of Migratory birds...

Making it their home and place of joy...
But as slowly the encroachments, neglect...

... and Filth takes over..


These birds of beauty are fighting for space...

Lets not chase them away...

THIS POST IS CONTINUATION OF THE TABLOG SESSION II, DISCUSSING ONE ASPECT OF CHENNAI ONE WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE.

I was honored to be introduced by Deepak Raghuraman, a great blogger on social causes whose interview on Deccan Chronicle was published recently. And I pass on the baton to a passionate soul, Shivaranjini, a budding writer, whose thoughts and stories I loved reading... click here to visit her blog.


CELEBRATING MADRAS WEEK (22nd Aug)

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Shashi

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