The Lakaki Lake is a little-known treasure of Pune city. And a good thing too, since in this day and age in India good things dont last, or are crowded like hell or dirty like the rest of India. Off the densely packed Fergusson College Road, the Lakaki Lake (its official name might be something else) is open only for a couple of hours in the morning and evening. That preserves its unique nature and ecosystem. And its nothing fancy though. Such parks might be a dime a dozen in the west but when it comes to India, we learn to treasure what little comes our way in the nature of clean and wholesome Nature.
And you do need to have some politicking even in this foundation stone. Politics, the bane of India and politicians the termites boring through the core of India's will to live and survive; they too need their publicity.
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