The After-effect.

Most of the major Indian festivals are observed in our co-op housing society. So on this March 1st the festival of ‘Holi’ was celebrated by lighting a Holi / bon fire in society garden.


(This was clicked from the balcony, so Neem tree branches are criss-crossing across the Holi fire).

The flames leaped very high and everyone religiously enjoyed the occasion. A week after the festival, the Neem twigs and leaves began to wilt and die at places.

Actually, the damage was much more extensive during the previous years, almost half the foliage had turned brown. We have quite a sizable garden and the fire is always lit in the center, as far away as possible from the surrounding trees. And yet, the heat of the high flames dries up the green leaves.

Then what is the solution? We definitely should follow our customs and festivals; and at the same time we have to protect our greenery, too. So, while keeping our traditions alive, are we hurting our environment?

6 thoughts on “The After-effect.

  1. Megala March 13, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Very true ! It is high time that we need to act to protect our mother nature !!

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    • Savita Shetty March 14, 2018 / 7:20 am

      You said it !! Thank you so much for reading the post and sharing your thoughts here 🙂

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  2. jaya1966 March 17, 2018 / 2:20 am

    I know how you feel. They are cutting loose on the greenery all round my apartment building and I am not liking it one bit.

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    • Savita Shetty March 17, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Yes, the green patches are getting affected and that’s sad.
      Thank you so much for visiting the post and expressing your views here:)


  3. Amit Misra July 21, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    I strongly believe that there is always a middle path, away from the extremes. Mostly we don’t explore alternative ways. But it is easy, very easy. For example, during our Ph.D. days, we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and other festivals keeping in mind the various considerations you mention. Please see How We Celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi.

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    • Savita Shetty July 23, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Yes, a middle path would be a better option. As you said in your post, it’s good that the new generation is more aware and is practical in their approach. So there is hope for our environment. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable views here 🙂

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