BANGALORE • Returning to my home town, Bangalore, in 2013 after years away, I took to reading the city pages of the newspaper like I was watching a horror movie. One eye shut tight in fear, ready to bolt, my heart pounding. Every few weeks, as if possessed, the city corporation was hacking down 100-year-old raintrees and slicing away green lungs.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 22, 2020, with the headline 'Mini-forests take root amid Indian city's concrete jungle'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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