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If trees were to talk, would they protest against the murder of their kin every day? Some trees at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) did speak to those who came to them on Sunday, but instead of complaining, they offered love.
Harini Nagendra, who delivered a talk on ‘Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future,’ said the old settlers of the city realised the importance of coexisting with nature. The situation has changed a lot during the modern times.
“People started getting piped water in 1892 and stopped caring for the tanks and lakes. But the real threat to green cover came after 1990s as rapid urbanisation and industrialisation set in and people lost connection with nature,” she said.
More information about the event and issues is available in an article from The Economic Times.