An international team of researchers has documented a remarkable example of natural selection in a tropical butterfly species that fought back – genetically speaking – against a highly invasive, male-killing bacteria. Within 10 generations that spanned less than a year, … Continue reading
Category Archives: nature
Again, something I’d written long time back, in 1990, to be precise. All criticisms welcome! What do I write about? The mountains, lakes, skies; Or birds, flowers, and the like? Here I am, amongst my daily troubles, Wanting some peace … Continue reading
While India may be an attractive low-cost outsourcing destination, it is also an attractive destination for locusts! The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization has warned of a locust threat in India and Pakistan: Recent heavy rainfall in Pakistan and western … Continue reading
If you liked reading my Spiti Travelogue, I must refer you to Priyank’s site. Priyank did a mountain biking trek in the Himalayas, and his pictures are awesome. Check his Niagara pictures too!
Last year in March, I relocated from Detroit back to Pune. We put on our thermal wear, jackets, gloves, and such winter paraphernalia to brave Detroit’s sub-zero temperatures and snow, on our way to the airport. In the stopover at … Continue reading
I was a novice blogger when I started out posting my Spiti travelogue. Thanks to feedback and comments, I’ve realized that it was very difficult to actually navigate through the travelogue. It even led to some folks thinking that the … Continue reading
Once an issue becomes a mainstream news item in India, you can be sure every major religious group, political party, student organization, and celebrity will have an opinion on it. After the Shiv Sena, it’s now the All India Minorities … Continue reading
The first patent application for an artificial living organism has recently been filed. Don’t believe me? From the Economist: YOU have to hand it to Craig Venter, he is not someone who thinks small. The latest adventure of the man … Continue reading
Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. Amazing photo, thanks to Ink Rambles for the link! You know what, I think all the terrorists, religious fundamentalists, extremists, and so on, should be made to sit inside a room and watch the Astronomy Pictures of … Continue reading
Dewdrop says to raindrop, It’s all nice for you You’re fully grown when you drop I go through so much pain to grow! Raindrop says yes, but The leaves and flowers reject me as I’m foreign You stay with them much longer Since you’ve spent time growing with them!