Whether it was the pink flamingoes that were spotted in Mumbai, or the general air quality index – that has been witnessing some progression, as India sees its 4th phase of lockdown, the carbon footprint on an entire nation has dipped giving space to a cleaner air, and a more amiable environment. So when a tweet of Mount Everest being witnessed from Kathmandu was posted, it didn’t take us by surprise all that much as much as it left us awestruck.
— Abhushan Gautam (@AbhushanGautam) May 12, 2020
After the Kathmandu resident, Abhushan Gautam tweeted out this picture, it rose to vitality, after all how often does one see the mighty Mount Everest on a normal day. Soon after, a Nepalese news portal also tweeted out similar pictures, asserting that indeed thanks to the glorious clean air, the mountains were visible!
The #COVID19Lockdown has cleaned the air over #Nepal and northern #India. So much so that for the first time in many years, Mt #Everest can be seen again from #Kathmandu Valley even though it is 200km away.
— Nepali Times (@NepaliTimes) May 15, 2020
Of course its bittersweet, that it took a pandemic to honour and respect our environment, but anything positive right now is a much needed silver lining!