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Time to burn our cities!

It’s man-made – It’s nature’s fault – It’s a combination of both The hills have been ravaged - We need to save them – It was a disaster waiting to happen...s cream our headlines in the aftermath of the Uttarakhand flash floods, and rightly so. Voices have to be raised, to understand how something like this could happen all of a sudden and to find out if there was any way we could have prevented or avoided this tragedy. The hills are everyone’s concern today. But my concerns go beyond that. The perks of living in Delhi : Though I have never been to Kedarnath, I have driven extensively in the hills of Uttarakhand, right from Haridwar-Rishikesh to Landsdowne to Dehradun-Mussoorie-Dhanaulti and Jim Corbett national park at different times. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most beautiful places in the county and is probably one of the reasons why a city like Delhi seems tolerable, with the hills just a few hours away. At the same time, I have to admit something.