Delhi’s underground workforce: Trees!
The Working Trees of Delhi!
“Not sure about my Hindi credentials – long hair and a Ferrari-red Santro don’t help much either – he explains with a touching indulgence that while living one needs trees, when one is dead one needs the help of a tree for the onward journey; this then is the strange spectacle of a tree.”
…is how Mr. Salil Chaturvedi begins to explain the invisible role played by the trees in Delhi.
He rests his case with…
I can’t help but wonder, in this urban landscape, to whom does the tree belong? To the government that plants them? To the intended beneficiary: the citizen of the city? Or to the tinker or tailor who sets up shop under it? I wonder what the tree would have to say on the matter.