Tree-talk, poetree, treevents, photo essays, farm visit narratives and more can be found in this blog. Celebrating trees and loving them with gusto is what the treevellers here do. Know more below:
Charumathi Supraja worked as a journalist, lecturer, NGO consultant, actor and writer before veering towards treevelling. Though based in Bangalore, she feels ‘home’ closest to trees. She grew up in Bangalore of the late 1970s and 80s when Sampige, Maavu, Bevu and many other maraas held sway. As the city morphed from green to grey, she’s been happily caught in the cross-talk between Neems and Peepals. When she’s not hugging trees, photographing them or listening to their stories, she likes to make a song and dance of them with other ‘treevellers.’ These interactive sessions of tree-stories and tree-theatre are conducted in schools, colleges, workplaces, homes or for any groups of treevellers.
Anannya Dasgupta has been a treeveller without knowing she was one. For many years she keenly followed the oaks, elms and maples that turned colour in fall, shed leaves and grew back green from their winter snow starkness to embrace summer. Now she eagerly awaits the flowering trees of different seasons – jacarandas, gulmohars, laburnums, dhak, indian coral and silk cottons – to paint her city in different colors all through the year. She brings poetry and art photography to treevelling. She lives and works in Delhi.