What’s in a name?

By Arunima Sikder   The science of naming organisms is as old as science itself. Plant names can be repulsive as they resemble complicated Latin words (which they are). You can end up pronouncing Pseudelephantpous as Atlantis and I would understand!     Although Naturalists since the 1700’s had to meticulously observe each twig, each…

Gubbachi

By Apoorva. R “The little sparrows were freely hopping and flying here & there, Pecking on grains scattered on the floor. As I stood patiently watching them on that quiet afternoon Much like the many afternoons where time stands still…. The sparrows seemed to be least disturbed. Not even by the children running around And…

Desert Carnival: Experiencing Rajasthan’s Annual Pushkar Camel Fair

By Priya Ranganathan The landscape is a myriad of colours, pulsing with life, dazzling, radiant. A burst of chaos amidst a sea of sand and Prosopis. My nostrils flare to absorb the unfamiliar mixture of smells, from camel hide to tanned leather to sweetmeats to sweaty horse to cattle droppings that litter the sandy soil….