Where is the sparrow?
It is in this context that the heart warming news of somebody taking up the cause of restoring sparrows to their habitat appeared recently in the paper. A group called Green Army in Dharwad has been conducting the Citizen Sparrow project in which homes are encouraged to put up artificial nests for sparrows to inhabit.
More such initiatives are needed to restore the presence of sparrows in our midst. Or else, the sparrow might just go the dodo way, and we will be left with another species that we would have to introduce to our children through pictures only.