From Me, To Me.

Why is it that we always buy flowers for others? For the sick whilst visiting a hospital, for a loved one, for parents, for your wife, girlfriend, for an occasion, for a wedding, or a funeral. Why always for the other? While there is nothing wrong with giving people flowers and it must be done.… Continue reading From Me, To Me.


Flowers with magic powers

Atropa belladonna, commonly referred to as Belladonna, is the deadly nightshade, a highly poisonous plant. Alice sitting on the grass on a hot dull summers day hums to herself ...All the flowersWould have very extra-special powersThey would sit and talk to me for hoursWhen I'm lonely in a world of my ownIn a World of… Continue reading Flowers with magic powers

Lifestyle, Travel

Where “art” thou?

Despite being a non-art person there I was infront of the museum of art in Philadelphia. I know nothing about American history. None. I'm a bit illiterate in this regard. It's a bit understandable given that the Oxford history of India is so large and detailed I could never get the names or dates right.… Continue reading Where “art” thou?


The gem of Pennsylvania : Longwood Gardens

No one says it but it's true: America is beautiful, not just your ordinary metropolitan, clean and systematic niceness but actually as exotic and adventurous as any tropical country. The weather is perfect, warm enough for green foliage, colourful insects and wide enough for reptiles and wild animals. America is downright gorgeous. And I mean… Continue reading The gem of Pennsylvania : Longwood Gardens


The Bee Diaries : Harsh parables from nature

Nature and animals have evolved and developed perfectly according to their ecological niche and have singularly particular functions to perform. Generally speaking whilst learning biology and animal behavior we as teachers and scientists focus intensely on the mechanism involved and the life cycle and species specific behavior. However what we miserably fail to address is… Continue reading The Bee Diaries : Harsh parables from nature


Life is not all rainbows and butterflies

There wasn't just one rainbow mocking me, there were two! One cloudy day of PhD studies, the days of all seem more tiring even before they begin, I went to the laboratory and had a full array of experiments ready for me to perform. Now you see experiments are not easy. They need meticulous planning,… Continue reading Life is not all rainbows and butterflies

Emotions, Travel

How does being in nature heal a person?

Relaxing in the dense forests near Selcuk village and Ephesus Roman ruins, Turkey Buildings are nonliving blocks of concrete Nature is alive, it holds life, it bursts with energy.. Walking through a park on a slightly cool morning refreshens the brain and makes us feel lighter and as if our worries have somehoew diminished. Why… Continue reading How does being in nature heal a person?