It’s been a while since I last posted. I was travelling people!
So the next few posts are probably going to be about that, starting with this one.
I was at IIT-Bombay the last few days for a fest. This post is not about the fest, but it’s about the place.
The campus is green. Seriously green. People would cycle from place to place. Trees everywhere. It was beautiful. I didn’t really realize this much when I was there, but it was the first time I was breathing fresh air since goodness knows when!
I realized this when I came back to Delhi a few days ago. I exited from the metro station, and walked to the main road to take a rickshaw home.
BOOM! I was met with what I will describe as a “wall of dust and smoke”. It smelled toxic. Uncomfortable. It’s a road that I travel on almost everyday when I’m in Delhi, but it was the first time that I noticed how badly polluted that place was.
After the serenity of IIT-Bombay, I actually felt repulsed by this place for a while.
What can we do?