The Venus Fly Trap ( Dionaea muscipula ) I had to hunt around for more than three years before I could acquire my first carnivorous plants and some seeds.
Carnivorous Plants are exremely fascinating. They do not stalk and hunt prey like the larger animals, but have remarkable adaptations to attract, capture and digest their prey.
Terrariums are beautiful. Terrariums are elegant. And they have played a very important role in our daily lives.
Butterfly Parks of India Butterflies are so beautiful that I find it difficult to refer to them as insects, but they are insects. They are attractive and graceful. Vivid and multi coloured – representing nature’s canvas at its finest. The… Read more ›
Vanishing Vultures Nature’s Scavengers Perhaps you have noticed that at present there are considerably less vultures in our skies than there were a few years back. In the early eighties, there were about 40 million… Read more ›
Kashmir of South India I had heard a lot about Munnar, the beautiful hill station in South India. And although I had visited places very close to Munnar, such as Theni (Tamil Nadu) – only about an hour’s drive from… Read more ›
Jodhpur – Land of Sand and Sand Dunes For a long time now, I had been planning to ride across the deserts and over the sand dunes in Rajasthan, atop our one humped camels. I narrowed down my search to… Read more ›
Indian Express February 11, 2010 Today, I was pleasantly surprised to read a news article about a Public Interest Litigation involving a snake….a king cobra…… to be precise. The report said a 16 feet king cobra was rescued from a… Read more ›
After the monsoons, Flamingoes – the lesser and the greater ones – and a lot of other migratory birds come to the coastal mudflats of India from the North.They feed on the mudflats during the next five or six months… Read more ›
the most popular week end get away for Kolkatians (Calcuttans) Digha (originally known as Beerkul) is the most popular beach, and weekend get away, for the people of West Bengal in general, and Kolkata in particular. In 1780, in one… Read more ›
When we think of caves, we visualize locations in inaccessible places hidden amidst deep forests. Some caves were carved out in inaccessible places because of fear of prosecution by kings and rulers of different faiths, or due to the… Read more ›
Once upon a time, Bombay (Mumbai) had vast areas of mangrove forests. Over the years, most of these were cut down. And the Maharashtra Government and its impotent officials remained mute spectators. Bombay High Court to the rescue In India,… Read more ›