Nature

The rain had bent the mushroom a bit, but yet it stood strong, firmly rooted to the ground! By Nigar My friend Trinkoo and I love doing what we call “Nature Trail”. No, it isn’t about going off on long treks to the mountains or deep into jungles. It’s about observing trees, plants, insects, animals, […]

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How many happy birds are caught and kept in cages to please us with their songs? People do not think about the feelings of these poor creatures. By Bazil Hulmani In the name of faith and rituals, fashion and modernity, food, taste and health, adventure and sports, and so on, human beings kill animals and […]

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Let’s use the summer months thanking God for the sun and doing all the little things we can to connect with nature in our own small ways…even it means simply gazing at a crow’s nest while stuck in a traffic jam! By Nigar The changing of seasons is part of God Almighty’s wonderful creation. With […]

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Almost 30 years after the demise of Dr. Salim Ali, the birdman of India, an international group of ornithologists named a newly discovered species after him, thus paying homage to the man who shaped generations of ornithologists and also contributed to the better understanding of birds. The Himalayan Forest Thrush, Zoothera salimalii, is the name of […]

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Hashmath Fathima has followed her passion for plants, creating an amazing ornamental garden that looks like something straight out of somewhere in the picture-postcard English countryside! By Nigar I felt like little Red Riding Hood setting off to a cottage to see a kind aunt when Hashmath Fathima told me that I could visit her […]

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Batin palm tree project near the city of Buraydah in Saudi Arabia is the largest garden of date palms in the world with two lakh trees. In 2011, it entered the Guinness Book of World Records. It is spread over 5,466 hectares and has nearly 45 types of date palms. Buraydah is located in the […]

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Kampung Pelangi village was a non-descript village in Samarang region of Indonesia. It had 232 houses which lay at the banks of a muddy river. The local village council released a fund of 17,000 pounds (equivalent to 30 crore Indonesian rupiah) for a complete makeover of the village. The villagers brought out the best in […]

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