Jello-ed Life

Jellyfish have no brain, heart, bones or eyes. They have a smooth, bag-like body and tentacles stinging cells. They use their stinging tentacles to stun or paralyze prey before eating and quickly digesting their food. The jellyfish’s mouth is found in the center of its body. They can be bio-luminescent, and not all species sting…

The Price of Freedom

Freedom. What a beautiful word! Immunity from duties or obligations. But that’s far away from reality. Without obligations or limitations, unbridled freedom can cause rampage. In this sense, boundaries are needed. Boundaries also help one understand and appreciate the level of control they enjoy on the life they lead. Freedom is never free in the…

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…