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Not To Be Sneezed At

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Bodhi Leaf Not To Be Sneezed At

Several centuries older than New Delhi, this khirni tree is mentioned on p139 of P. Krishen’s ‘Trees of Delhi’he writes it is “not to be sneezed at”, and thus the name.

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20 Barakhamba

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Bodhi Leaf 20 Barakhamba

Near Connaught Place, an old building lies abandoned, and a small pipal tree is growing in the dust and soil collected on its roof.

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Devnagri Tree

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Bodhi Leaf Devnagri Tree

At the National School of Drama, a banyan tree was festooned with Hindi Devnagri letters on the evening of a series of performances.

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Qutb Salvadora

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Bodhi Leaf Qutb Salvadora

In a prominent location of the Qtub Minar complex, there is a superbly withered and strangly corded Salvadora tree which people pay their respect to by depositing plastic trash within.

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Qutb Gum Tree

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Bodhi Leaf Qutb Gum Tree

Lost in the farthest corner of Qtub Minar complex, this obscure ‘box’ Eucalypt was identified and noted in Trees of Delhi.

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Hailey Baoli Neem

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Bodhi Leaf Hailey Baoli Neem

On a surprisingly quiet street just southeast of Connaught Place, an ancient step-well, which formerly provided access to ground-water, is sheltered by a superb neem tree.

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