Solar Eclipse 2017

I still remember the total solar eclipse of 1980. It was February and the city in the beautiful hill town of Ranchi, India came to a standstill. All schools and offices were shut down by a local government decree. There was no amazon or internet those days. The newspapers came only the next day, TV…

Yellow Poplar

Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipfera) or Tulip Tree is a major attraction for bees and gives a nice golden hue to the honey in the spring. It flowers in May along with Black Locust and other native flowers. The honey thus produced is fragrant, sweet and golden in color. The current count of Poplar trees in…

New Born Fawn

A newly born fawn found resting in the farm while the doe went out foraging for food.┬áThe fawn played out there┬ástill and did not even blink its eyes. Even a touch did not invoke a reaction. The fawn had spectacular white dots and beautiful soft hairs on the head. I felt blessed to see a…

What is common between bees and traditional Indian milkman?

When you talk about an Indian Milkman, water has to be said in the same sentence. He is the most sought after yet most notorious for selling diluted milk. In India he is the only one who magically sells more milk than produced every day. Before the white revolution in India, it was a common…