Yesterday my blogger friend told me that in her country one cannot construct where one wants to and today I am reminded of her statement as soon as I saw today’s prompt.

These were her words, “Where we live there are certain areas that must be left to agriculture. You cannot build where you want to. So much space must be left for farmers. Switzerland is a small country and you must be careful what you do with the land you have.,”

I wish that was possible in our country too. Not that we don’t have rules and laws but implementation is a kind of  hypothetical term when you have abnormal population growth. Over 1.21 billion people need house and government has it’s own constraints therefore corruption rise and people tend to construct illegal colonies. The problem cannot be dealt effectively in absence of will and a strong mechanism to fight against it.dsc_4170

Illegal housing in India consists of huts or shanties built on land not owned by the residents (i.e., squatting) and illegal buildings constructed on land not owned by the builders or developers. Although illegal buildings may afford some basic services, such as electricity, in general illegal housing does not provide services that afford for healthy, safe environments. dsc_4171

The pictures above is a common sight of any big or small city. I wish there would have been sustainable development. It hurts when you see these cramped houses build without any blue print or proper planning where once used to be fertile fields full of yield. Even the hills did not remain untouched and they are bleeding due to reckless deforestation in the name of tourism and employment generation. Recently I went to one of the most beautiful hill station and was shocked to see the rapid construction going on there. It was no more that lush green valley of flowers, surrounded with tall pine and Deodar trees and waterfalls. This is what the landscape looked like.img_2706

Wish what my friend told me the other day is possible here too. For that we have to first control the population explosion. I would love to see long agricultural belts and evergreen forests in future too to maintain the ecological balance on the earth.img_2655

FIVE PHOTOS FIVE STORIES: Let’s start with a Serendipitious Bang (DAY 4)


I am here to hold hands,  do you know?

A hope, a hit parade, won’t a flop show

A clear heart, a sincere beginning, no low

I join with full excitement, floating with flow

We will go far, it is a promise, can be sure

Let’s celebrate the day, raise the toast

First step has been taken, cordeliasmom post

There will be few more if not many

Who’s interested in numbers anyway

It’s all about relation, passion, vision here

As blogger community we love to share 

It is a beautiful dawn, welcome the rising sun

Let’s walk together to have some fun

Make “Serendipitious Photo Story Prompt” RUN !!!

The above post is in response to Five Photos Five Stories Challenge and also to Marilyn Armstrong’s ” Serendipitous Photo Story Prompt.” She has come up with a prompt idea which is worth knowing and joining. Join the fun – post a photo and write a story, then link back to Marilyn Armstrong’s post. The more, the merrier!


Cee at Cee’s Photography Blog invited me to join in Five Photos Five Stories Challenge. The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge are: 1) Post a photo (or more!) each day for five consecutive days. 2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or nothing more than a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to you. 3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. This is supposed to be fun. It is not a command performance! Today I invite my friend Ruchi of Come Travel Along to join in the fun filled challenges neverthless it is entirely her wish. You can check her beautiful blog to enjoy her stunning pictures and great work.

No,Thanks: Who wants to come here?

When I was a child I was told about heaven and hell
Good spirits go to heaven and hell is evil’s dwell
I would have definitely chosen hell as a place
They would throw me in hot oil , let me not chase
But with age I understood the secret of life
Heaven and hell both are here on earth, right?

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