City Moment – A Colony of Birds, Lodhi Gardens
The remarkable Delhi instant.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One warm sky-blue evening The Delhi Walla saw a tree in Lodhi Gardens that was colonised by hundreds of birds. The birds were silent. Their kingdom seemed in a state of peacetime stillness.
Just then a solitary young man walked in from another direction. He happened to look up at the tree. It was indeed a fantastical sight. The branches were bare, but the birds had covered those branches like the season’s new leaves. The young man stood frozen.
He stirred, after a while. He bent down and picked up something from the grass. He then stood up, looked up at the tree and, with great force, threw that something towards it. It was a stone. Almost instantly all the birds flew away.
The tree became bare. It was a sad moment.
Now you see, now you don’t