Sunday, April 08, 2012

Lalbagh Spring

The sketch club, Pencil Jammers, of which I am a member, had its weekly jam session at Lalbagh. In the throes of spring-summer it is a sight to behold, The first tree we observed, or we could not ignore, is called the Pride of India, seen below.

We went close to the tree and enjoyed it from all angles. The authorities have helpfully put up a board to educate the public about the tree. We were in for a shock. Starting from the very first line, there are so many errors that there is no way you can rely on anything that is on the board. So, to me, the board is useless. (click on the pic to see it bigger and more  clearly)

Take a look. ದಾಸದಾಳ? Krushova? President of USSR? 

Obviously it was Nikita Khrushchev. He never was the president of USSR. Actually there was no such post during his time. The only posts he held were  First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Chairman of the Council of Ministers = Premier.

These boards must have cost a lot of the tax-payers' money and we get practically nothing in return. (That is peanuts compared to many other monies ill spent, but...)

Will someone take a look and get these corrected?

Now forget all that and enjoy the lovely sights, from the pictures below. Better still, go to Lalbagh as soon as possible and see with your own eyes. Soon the flowers will be fallen and you have to wait a year before you can enjoy them again. 

There is one more interesting picture that stupid Blogger interface insists on rotating on uploading.