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Author: Dr. Asani Bhaduri

Dr. Asani Bhaduri is an Assistant Professor at Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi. He likes to be better known as a Half-mad K-no-w-mad and is an avid bird watcher.

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On World Water Day, Reflecting on the Lost Tihar Jheel

On World Water Day, Reflecting on the Lost Tihar Jheel

Tihar Jail is known to every Delhites but how many Delhiwalas are aware about Tihar Jheel. Not many, I guess. It is another lake in Delhi that we lost. Tucked away in a corner of Hari Nagar in West Delhi, the Hari Nagar Lake or Tihar Jheel was a serene wetland bustling with migratory birds basking in the winter sun not many years ago. During the years between 2011 and 2016, I personally counted over 50 migratory and resident birds that made the Jheel and the surrounding park a vibrant bird-spot. Among the water birds Painted Stork, Indian Spot-billed duck, Northern Pintail, Black-winged Stilt used to throng this lake in large numbers. The year 2012-13 was the most exciting when one could even spot Mallards and Great Cormorants here. Tihar lake also used to have a vibrant winter, ...