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. 


  1. great photos Anil! Love spring ( I was born then) AMidst the beauty of nature why get cynical about the powers that be? A diff blog for that Anil...It disturbs the flow..En anthira??

  2. Thanks Nandini.

    Actually I must post the beautiful pictures on another blog. This was/is meant to be an outlet for such cynicism, hence the name safetvalve! But this is a bevu-bella world. The beautiful and the not so beautiful rub shoulders, always.


  3. I agree Sir! Bevu bella irali aadare bevina kahi bellada saviyannu kasidu bittare baayalli uliyodu bari kahi alva?? Name of your blog justifies your blowing hot and cold! The safety valve is supposed to keep pressure in check?? For such pleasant write ups have a Wordsworth kinda blog please! Fall depresses, Spring lifts our spirits, winter warms....To each its own beauty...
    Rubbing wrong shoulders, I think most of our shoulders are worn out!!
    Enjoy reading what you write...