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Bodhi Leaf Crowmeld

In Adchhini, South Delhi, I encountered a gum tree growing through a metal fence. As I investigated, a crow sleepily ignored me while perching on a low branch.

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GK2 Fig

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Bodhi Leaf GK2 Fig

A strangely hollow banyan growing in the park at Greater Kailash II colonymaybe it has lost the host tree upon which it grew?

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Zoo Mahaneem

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Bodhi Leaf Zoo Mahaneem

At Delhi’s zoo, near the Purana Qila Old Fort, a broad Tree of Heaven offers shade to auto-wallahs and the occasional book-seller.

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Begumpur Banyan

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Bodhi Leaf Begumpur Banyan

This young tree was planted 14 years ago at the abandoned, unnoticed Begumper Masjid, one of India’s largest and oldestmosques- almost one thousand years old dating from the Tughlak era.

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Lodhi Roheda

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Bodhi Leaf Lodhi Roheda

In Lodhi Gardens, parents leave the clothing of their sick children in this tree in hopes it will cure them of their ills.

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