Saturday-Pentacle, Week 5 Issue
A cause I’m supporting and want you to join hands –
Through my cycling group, I recently came to know about a devastating plan of the govt in Navi Mumbai. They want to build a golf course where there is a huge wetland (Talawe Wetland in Seawoods area).
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. It saves us in many capacities from the floods as well. As Mangrove trees play a major part in regulating the flooding.
In this particular wetland, many birds arrive through their yearly migrations. More than 80 types of birds have been seen in this wetland and around including Flamingoes, Kingfisher, Swift, Purple Sunbird, Jungle Crow, Bulbul, Coel and many more.
When I visited it recently while the Save Talawe Wetland movement, I myself saw this amazing trail which is right beside this wetland. I could see bio-diversified life and an amazing natural habitat for these birds.
Destroying the wetland to make a golf course seems like a very absurd idea when there is already a golf course in Kharghar which is less than 10kms away from this place and I think not many golfers are there to ask for two golf courses in a small area.
So we did protest by spreading awareness through running/cycling events and making a human chain. The main team who started this movement has started a Change.org petition for this movement and asking govt. to change there minds and also providing permanent protection to this area by marking it protected natural site.
Please support this movement and save our Talawe wetland. Follow the Facebook page for more updates.
Here is a video compilation of our 4th Feb wetland day event –
My most popular Instagram post recently —
Photo no. 6
The bustling street of Jaipur.
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Photo no. 6 . The bustling street of Jaipur. . It was afternoon, we just had our Lunch from the famous Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandari (LMB) and then our plan was to go to Aamer fort (Amber fort). . I booked a cab and then we waited for sometime. Walking through the Sisodiya Rani Bagh area to reach the center. The street was so crowded, but it was business as usual for the locals. . Then we were just crossing the chowk to reach our cab finally, where I saw this narrow street (showed in photo) and couldn't resist myself from taking the photograph. . . #projectrajasthan #jaipur #sisodiyaranibagh #street
Article I’m pondering —
The Principles Of Life That Everyone Knows, But Only A Few Follow – A great read from Darius Foroux. If anytime in your life you have felt existential crisis. This post may be helpful and if you are going through that crisis right now, may help you in navigating through it as well.
So open your mind and read this post.
What am I watching —
The last days of Osama Bin Laden – I recently watched this documentary on National Geographic where acclaimed journalist Peter Bergen, who is one of a small handful people to have met Osama, heads to Pakistan for answers on the ground. This multifaceted investigation reconstructs The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden.
This US operation to get Osama alive or dead was called the Operation Neptune Spear and was executed by a special Ops team made up of US Navy SEALs.
Click the title link for official page of Nat Geo and here is the unofficial YouTube link to this documentary –
Quote I’m pondering on lately –
“You need life to save you from what you want sometimes to give you what you really need.”
— Tim Ferriss (10th Anniversary review of The Four Hour Work Week Book)
Until Next Saturday!
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