India Gate at night
An ancient city, Delhi is one of the largest metropolises in the world and was home to around 14 million people according to the Census of 2000. Experts estimate that when the time comes for the next census in 2011, Delhi might have up to 20 million residents, which is indeed a lot of people, surpassing the populations of many countries in Africa and Europe.
Leaves and flowers pile up underneth a tree at the Sundar Nursery, one of Asia's largest nursery's, on Lodhi Road in the summer of 2009.
These stones have been stacked to form a bunding on the eastern slope of the Yamuna in Noida.
A view of a tree trunk with bulges on its body in the Rose Garden, near the Indian Institute of Delhi (IIT) in July 2009.
The direction to take: recycle for a cooler city and a planet. This cooling assembly was made by the guards in a south Delhi residential area from discarded things.
The temperature difference is even more apparent when one is sitting or taking a walk around the periphery of a pond or lake. Delhi's water bodies like the Hauz Khas lake, the Sanjay Jheel and the Purana Quila lake not only store the water and allow natural life to take root around them but are important converging points for people to visit and take a stroll.
The Hauz Khas lake captures the rays of the setting sun on a December 2009 evening.
There is room for everyone's need but not for everyone's greed, said Mahatama Gandhi. The painted grasshopper and the bug agree at the Okhla Bird Sanctuary!!
The presence of both water and dense greenry at the Okhla Bird Sanctuary helps create a conducive habitat for numerous species of birds and a wide variety of insects to live. On the other hand, the city forests provide shelter to species as large as the Neelgai or the blue bull, apart from the smaller ones like rabits etc.