amaltas

Sorry if anyone is getting nauseated by the abundance of yellow on my blog. Gratuitous trivia about self: When I was in a school that actually followed its house system quite seriously, the colour of the house I was in was…yellow!! Ha, you saw that coming, dincha?

Ok, that’s all for today. 5 uploads I think. Listen to this song, its very mushy, and in case anyone’s interested, this is the school I went to and the website is crappy, consider yourself warned. The yellow house was called Tunstall, there was a red one called Miles, the green was called Neal, and the blue was Collie. All named after the British headmistresses from the pre-independence era. We were actually given plus and minus points for good homework, and mischief, respectively, that sort of thing. Lovely school. Full of ghosts and stuff. Gosh, why am I being so nostalgic today?

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Amaltas time in JNU. (I’m almost persuaded to posit - in the heady thrall of thesis - an amaltas time in JNU as an obverse to the linear, sweltering time of Delhi summers, a time which comes from an otherwhere which deflates the unbearable regime of heat. And so on.) It’s impossible to take a walk in JNU in the evening without stopping in my tracks to gape awestruck at how a beam of streetlight  radiantly gilds the chandelier-flowers in various shades on a dissolute spectrum of yellow. ESPECIALLY rainy evenings with the wind storming through trees, the amaltas and my hair. 

Trimurty's Resolution To Build a Greener World - 10,000 Trees For Jaipur

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Sensing the decreasing number of trees and the adverse effect it has on the environment, Trimurty Builders and Colonizers have reinforced their commitment to build a better city. The Group has resolved to plant 10,000 fruit and flower bearing trees such as blackberry, amaltas, flamboyant, mango, guava, neem, etc., in the pink city Jaipur.

 
The Group’s Director and the campaign’s convener, Anand Mishra stated on the occasion that, “We look forward to have more and more trees in the city. They not only give much needed shelter but also provide a home to the birds.”

The responsibility of planting 10 feet high plants across the city has been given to the Shri Kalptaru Sansthan . Within a span of one month they will be planting these saplings at Vaishali Nagar, Ambabari, Jagatpura, Mansarovar, Malviya Nagar and other major areas of Jaipur.