Saturday, April 17, 2010

Parched Delhi

A walk in the park (literally) brought the harsh reality _MG_9780of how hot Delhi has become these past few days.  A couple of friends

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(Michael & Pratibha) and I went to the Garden of Five Senses at Delhi to arrange for a photo-shoot tomorrow. _MG_9758 The temperature was about 43° C, which is the Met Dept. estimate but felt like we were walking in a furnace, or Delhi’s version of ‘Hell’.

God alone knows how the love-birds in the bushes and on the grass felt, but the birds _MG_9761 that we saw (feathered ones) were feeling so thirsty that we really felt lousy…….

Wish there _MG_9775was something we can do for them, although, tomorrow,  I’m gonna talk to the guys at Garden of Five Senses and ask them if there could be pools of water for the birds in the park…… 

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3 comments:

  1. man - hope the birds got some water. tho I heard its raining in delhi today - so some respite !!!

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  2. I bought clay bowls around 3-4 inches deep for Rs. 25/- each. Clay bowls are better than plastic or metal bowls because the water stays very cool even when temperature is touching 42 degrees Celsius.

    Also clay pots are unlikely to be stolen if used in public places for stray animals.

    When water puddles dry up during the summer - birds are known to collapse from dehydration.

    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/pledge-water-for-birds-and-animals-this-summer/

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  3. I bought clay bowls around 3-4 inches deep for Rs. 25/- each. Clay bowls are better than plastic or metal bowls because the water stays very cool even when temperature is touching 42 degrees Celsius.

    Also clay pots are unlikely to be stolen if used in public places for stray animals.


    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/pledge-water-for-birds-and-animals-this-summer/

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