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Laila & Manju #ThursdayTreeLove - 12

Home, Bangalore - February 2020

This is not a single tree. If you look closely you will see two bamboo stumps and their branches leaning forward to embrace each other. The first thing I saw here was love. Since I name my trees after women, I did not want to change it this time too. Love is love, after all.

Here's Laila and Manju, not Majnu. They are in love and are not afraid to show it. Let's celebrate their pride, and their love. Let's be inclusive.


Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature on the fabulous Parul's blog hosted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The next edition will be live on March 12th, 2020. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her post.


  1. I'm not familiar enough with bamboo to know if they have male and female trees (as some trees aren't divided by sex) but it would be doubly inclusive if these were true female bamboos.

    1. I wasn't talking about the actual sex of the trees :), since I name them after women I wanted to include two names here.

  2. I actually read it as Majnu first. Witty word play there 😀

  3. Love is love and love that they are Laila and Manju! :) So cool and witty.
    Thanks for joining, Soumya. You bring in so much character to thursday tree love. See you on the 12th.

  4. Interesting to see how you have named then both for women- nicely done Soumya!


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