• Lessons learnt in Life,  Nature

    Wake Up Homo sapiens

    A Science lecture was scheduled in the College. I was sitting in the Hall along with other dutiful colleagues, and overly enthusiastic students , waiting for the chief guest of the event to arrive. As usual, I was expecting some suited booted science person, with a lingo that makes you feel completely illiterate at points as if you know nothing of Science anymore (yeah, it happens). And then after much wait, the arrival was announced from the stage, and there he was… a man who looked less of a scientist but more like a Fakir.  No wonder the Faculty members started whispering. The man was anonymous for me considering I…

  • Nature

    My Sky Love 

    One thing which never fails to delight and motivate me, ever, is… The Sky… …in all its hues, and all its moods. Blue… Absorbing all my blues and reflecting only joy;  Gray…Asking to pause the mad rat race, and sit in peace… with myself and the world;  White…signaling the high time, and the possibility of progress again;  Black…thinking of others first, and loosing own identity by becoming the canvas for gorgeous twinklers;  Golden…bringing a new dawn, announcing a new beginning just incase yesterday wasn’t good enough. Red… indicating that even an ordinary journey can have an extraordinary climax. O… I’m in love with all shades of you,  Change whenever you…

  • Nature

    It's Raining Slugs

    Right now, it’s raining outside. Without any question, I love rains…the sound of it…Oh it’s just marvellous! But it’s not just water that these rains bring; there are some undesired guests who accompany it and make appearances almost everywhere! They don’t let you sit and enjoy the moment.I don’t hate’em, but surely, I don’t like’em either.  Forgive me, but I don’t like these slimy things wriggling anywhere and everywhere. And at times they even make their way to crawl on your body…that feeling….eww!!!! The zoologist in me sometimes shakes me, ‘hello! These are just helpless tiny sluggishly struggling molluscans with no wisdom like humans. Leave them alone!‘ And I am…

  • Nature,  Pictures worth a thousand words

    Open Your Hearts; Spring Is Already Here!

    Today, we here in north India celebrated the first day of Spring. So whole day was about getting yellowed all over… Head out and spend some time with Nature and Naturals…. The Nature lover in me didn’t shy to get drunk with the mindblowing fragrance of the mustards along with the bumbling bees, and the eyepleasing scenery all around was enough to forget the life miseries. The vibrant fields  danced merrily to the tunes of sweet breeze as if welcoming the new life and we swayed along. what a feeling! Though it is still very cold in the morning; s  pring has already knocked on our doors and  we happily…

  • Nature

    Frozen Memories (II)

    [Sometimes emotions drag a post too long that’s why I have to divide it in two parts. I wish to share my frozen memories with you guys and I want that you go till the end. Not just click the like button and move on. So, those who missed initial part, click Frozen memories (I) and then continue… …Snow time would bring a different kind of holidaying. The electricity would stay disrupted for days and the phone lines wouldn’t work. The temperature outside used to be very low and if anything containing water, is left outside overnight, the surface water would freeze. There used to be race to own the natural glasses…

  • Nature,  Personal

    Frozen Memories (I)

    “Winter is here!” “So, What a big deal? It comes every year!” Right! But these days, the winter is totally different from the one during my childhood (early childhood to be specific). Winter at that time meant, ‘all play and no study’. Winter break would stretch for more than two months. A lot of fun time, you see! Today I am feeling somewhat nostalgic as the frozen memories of early days decided to thaw, making their way down the cheeks just like the trickling from snow laden rooftops after a meltdown. Christmas, in our part of world, is also known as ‘Bara Din’ meaning ‘Big day’ and it always used to…

  • Nature

    Is there a 'Life' after 'Life'?

    Have you ever thought what happens to us after we take leave from this world? Where do we go? Is death, the end of our journey or is it just the beginning? We sleep over these questions every night and wake up again to be normal but what about the answers??? Many say, “Only body dies, the soul leaves for another life….” I don’t know if it’s right or not! What I know is; Few days back, I planned a field-trip for my junior students where they had a rendezvous with diverse flora and fauna. They were really excited about it and enthusiastically volunteered for sample collection as well. Back in…

  • Nature

    Is there a ‘Life’ after ‘Life’?

    Have you ever thought what happens to us after we take leave from this world? Where do we go? Is death, the end of our journey or is it just the beginning? We sleep over these questions every night and wake up again to be normal but what about the answers??? Many say, “Only body dies, the soul leaves for another life….” I don’t know if it’s right or not! What I know is; Few days back, I planned a field-trip for my junior students where they had a rendezvous with diverse flora and fauna. They were really excited about it and enthusiastically volunteered for sample collection as well. Back in…

  • Nature

    When Earth Shakes

    Yesterday, tremors of yet another quake were felt in our part of Earth. I feel like sharing this information with all the readers. You can also visit  https://in.news.yahoo.com/understanding-quake, for more information. Monday’s powerful tremors in North India came almost exactly six months after the April 25 Nepal earthquake that killed nearly 10,000 — over a 100 of them in India. The epicentre of that quake was closer to India than northeastern Afghanistan, where Monday’s quake was centred. Monday’s quake was measured 7.5 on the Richter scale — Nepal was 7.8 — and the extent of death and destruction appears to have been far less. Depth matters The seismic focus of Monday’s…