Category: Environment

03 Sep 2021
What is the one word for the Fear of Caterpillars? I couldn’t find one. But, I got the closest one – Lepidopterophobia. Excessive and irrational fear of Butterflies and Moths. The first time I saw people panic because of the caterpillars was in 2016. On March 14 or 15, early morning we started getting queries...
15 Jan 2021
Shared bicycles in Bangalore.
01 Apr 2020
The Corona Weekend… March 28-29, 2020 – Bengaluru, India. I had been working from home for the last two-plus weeks because of the nation-wide lockdown in India. All employees were recommended to work from home until further notice. With the work from home routine, I saved three hours of travel time every day. But, the...
22 Mar 2020
Several scenarios that we observe on human behaviour in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak reminds me of a dialogue from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Your professor was right,” Klaatu says. “At the precipice, we change.” — The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Or in other words, human beings (WE) change only at...
31 Oct 2019
Have never noticed cannibalism in dragonflies. But today I saw one. Then a search on Google confirmed it. I was standing outside my home. The weird sound of two dragonflies flying around caught my attention. Initially I thought it was a mating dance. But then the duo sat on a banana leaf. I saw the...
13 Oct 2019
Every moment has a story. This video is from 2017, recorded on a Lenovo K4 Note with a clip-on macro lens attached to it. In 2015, my dad had a stroke and from then on the frequency of my travel to Kerala increased. The few days I stayed there, I preferred to be at home...
15 Sep 2019
If you are living in a city, one of the best things you can do for the birds is to set up a bird bath. During summer, the temperature goes up and that affects birds. Read about bird bath on Wikipedia. We moved to Bangalore in 2009. We are staying in a small apartment. For...
01 Sep 2019
I did my post-graduate studies living in a university campus. I still consider those days as the golden days of my life. The campus was large, beautiful, and full of greenery. The campus also had a large botanical garden, so many plants that attracted butterflies in large numbers, a “beauty spot” to enjoy the sunset,...
08 Aug 2019
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A series of pictures from the Road… 2. Bangalore — Koramangala, Jakkasandra, Waste Management…
13 Jul 2019
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A series of pictures from the road. 1. Bangalore – Koramangala. Cycles left by the cycle sharing company.