Doctor Fishes

When you take a ride around the Madu river in Sri Lanka, there is a pit-stop at the cinnamon farm and a pedicure treatment with the Red Garra Rufa nibbling the dead skin from your feet. These fishes, as I have learnt, are native to Turkey, and the spa is banned in several US states…

Fly Away From Here…

I’ve always wanted wings. Some of my friends say I’ve always had them and no, they are not clipped. Yet I just can’t seem to take off. Imagine, I am even struggling to keep this blog afloat with just one post a week! Well, fresh off a vacation I did manage to put in two…

Fur Buddies

I love animals, sometimes a little more than people. I couldn’t stop myself from dropping some open change to support the animal welfare NGO in a Sri Lankan mall (how I wish we could be just as open for donations in India too). The rice guards I spoke about in my previous post are the…

Koi Mil Gaya

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? ~Ralph Marston

Karma Chameleon

The problem with chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to the point where nothing is real. ~John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Leopard Love

Leopards are found in the Indian subcontinent and are enlisted to be critically endangered. They are typically found in grasslands, woodlands and riverine forests. A cheetah has a deep chest and a narrow waist, with short, coarse fur. It is tan with black spots, each 2 to 3 cm in diameter. It has a white…

Buck Up!

Native to India, Nepal and Pakistan; the blackbuck or the Indian antelope is considered to be one of the fastest running animals. The male black buck is dark brown or black, while the femaleĀ  is light brown and mostly sport no horns. do not have horns. In case they do sport horns, female horns are…

The Tyger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye,Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies.Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews of thy…

Yakking Around

Don’t notice the tiny flea in the other person’s hair and overlook the lumbering yak on your own nose. ~Tibetan Proverb

Hum A Happy Song

Hummingbird, the smallest among all birds, symbolizes lightness of being, swiftness, independence, courage, sensitivity, determination, love, beauty, endurance, wisdom, vitality, hope, and enjoyment of life.