Categories

Archive

Flamingoes in Mumbai – December 2009

1

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 ›

Indian Cheetah

1

Reintroduction in India The  Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth. The word “cheetah” is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘chitraka’, meaning “speckled”. Asiatic Cheetah Once upon a time, the Asiatic Cheetah (a different sub specie from its African Read more ›

Travel India Whale Sharks

0

Whale Sharks “Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea, and yet, we know the least about them,” Jeff Swanagan, Executive Director and President, declared shortly after the opening of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, U.S. Seeing a Whale Shark Read more ›

Travel India Jogeshwari Caves

12

Jogeshwari Caves in Mumbai Jogeshwari Caves, dating back to 520 to 550 AD, are some of the earliest Hindu cave temple sculptures located off the Western Express Highway in Jogeshwari (East) in northern Mumbai (Bombay). They are a 45-minute journey Read more ›

Travel India Kanheri Caves

0

  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 ›

Travel India Saving the Mangroves of Mumbai

0

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 ›

Travel India Flamingoes of Mumbai

4

                                   When I was about 9 or 10 years old (well,                                                           that was a good five and a half decades ago), I first read about the Flamingo in Lewis Carroll’s wonderful book – Alice in Wonderland. So strange Read more ›