Lets celebrate Earth Day with care and respect for Mother Earth – every day!

Paradise on Earth - a beach in Goa

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Cooling shade of the mighty Banyan!

He that plants trees loves others beside himself ~  Thomas Fuller

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. lijiun says:

    Hi! Our planet, Our Responsibility! Let’s do it together before too late… Cheers!

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  2. girish says:

    Thank you sir for this beautiful pictures and quotes on Mother earth who accepts our all weight and everything without grumbling or asking us for anything, while it is our duty to be prudent to preserve nature as everything which is natural is very beautiful.

    With my palms pressed with deep reverence,

    Yours faithfully,

    Girish Kohli

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  3. ajay says:

    Hi dilip, I am so happy to read your blog honouring Earth day 2012. It is such a joy to watch so much every day all around us where ever we may be free of cost by mother earth. In fact all living creatures are provided whatever they need in abundance. every scripture tells us not to destroy but leave it little better when you depart!.Man is not meant to crawl and creep on the earth. He has the capacity to fly to the ultimate. Let us simply be part of great celebrations happening all the time 24×7.the sheer joy of the sky and the trees and the birds and the people, this miracle that is happening aound us, this fantastic world, this incredible existence. with warm regards.ajay

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Ajay,

      Your words are a glorious tribute to ‘Mother Earth’. And what you say makes us realize that it is our sacred duty to preserve and nourish ‘Nature’. Yes we surely must live in a state of awareness to savor and enjoy the natures bounty.

      Thank you dear friend, With warm regards,

      Dilip .

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  4. Hema P. says:

    Ah, beautiful pictures and accompanying quotes! Thanks for sharing them!

    Every time I visit India, the vibrant greenery that seems to be everywhere is the first thing that hits me. I pray that aspect of India never changes….

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Lovely comments! It’s so refreshing to hear positive words for India! Yes we are blessed with many interesting & exotic locales.

      From the mighty Himalaya’s in the North, to the states of North East Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland are well known for their rare & unspoiled beauty. Then we have the three oceans surrounding our Southern peninsular.

      The diversity extends to North West – The Thar Desert also known as the Great Indian Desert & the Kutch deserts that have their own glory. I cannot resist adding this quote by Mary Austin “For all the toll the desert takes of a man it gives compensations, deep breaths, deep sleep, and the communion of the stars.”

      I do consider myself fortunate to have done time in almost all of the above in my service career🙂

      Thank you Hema & regards!

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  5. sriram says:

    Dear Sir,
    This is the bane of us Humans…. We make something which should be part of everyday existence as something ‘special’ so we celebrate it for that ONE day and then ABUSE the same the rest of the year!! And since we ‘indulge’ in this, it alleviates our guilt saying see for this one day i have actually been a ‘good’ citizen!! As though this one day of ‘good’ gives us the license to be ‘bad’ the rest of the days!!
    Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Childrens Day, Our Birthday – are all such symbolic events.
    The root cause of all this is our narrow definition of ‘Me’ & ‘Mine’ and living our lives as though things that i do not identify with as ‘me’ or ‘mine’ are all not of any consequence or have limited ‘utility’ towards our lives….

    Lets look at the earth – we have earth for breakfast, lunch & dinner and therefore we owe this body to the earth. However, because of this ‘body’ alone being identified as ‘mine’ we take good care of it. But if we look at the earth which is the ‘source’ of this body as ‘mine’ then will we ever ‘abuse’ it?

    Perhaps a true celebration of earth day is when we are able to expand our identity of me & mine to beyond this body and perhaps include the family, the neighbourhood and all the ‘earth’ that comes with it, so that we can truly have ‘earth days’ as part of every day routine rather than ONE day in a year!

    So what did you ‘include’ as ‘yourself’ today could be a mantra that helps us expand our concept of ‘mine’ so that we dont need to be told to do the obvious….

    if my family is truly mine, do i have to be ‘told’ to take care of it? if my earth is truly mine then i dont need laws to ‘protect’ it…..

    We have become experts at ‘patchwork’ handyplasters (the band aid brand!) instead of addressing ‘problems’ from their ‘root’.

    Perhaps we are ‘descending’ from our evolutionary roots – where we lived so close to nature that we knew that our survival was linked to the survival of all that is nature…. the more we have ‘progressed’, the more we have ‘regressed’ because ‘progress’ has made us ‘exclude’ rather than ‘include’….

    So lets make ourselves worthy of this earth, that is the source of ‘us’!!

    Cheers!!

    Sriram

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Beautiful thoughts Sri … Yes what you say emphasizes the need to be aware that each day is a gift of God! As such we must live it with a purpose in everything we do – be it caring for our environment not restricting only to our parents and our families but extending beyond to all humans as also the flora and fauna.

      “So lets make ourselves worthy of this earth, that is the source of ‘us’.” becomes a theme to follow.

      Thanks my dear friend. And cheers🙂

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  6. Margie says:

    Count me in! Always worth celebrating!!!

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