Indian Koel Cuckoo – early days with a Crow family

Indian cuckoo, koel, nest, birdwatching in India, urban birds of India

The baby cuckoos are artists in the art of cajoling their step parents! At midday I hear them at their loudest. Two young cuckoos in a crow nest in a thicket across my home make sure they harass the crows enough to get a good supply of food through

28 October, 2010 | Views: 26520

October Garden, Survivors’ Show

Cockscomb growing in a Lucknow Rooftop garden in October

A single plant can give you hundreds of new plants in the next season if the seeds are preserved in a dry, airtight container. And there’s no saying where the new plants will pop up from previous year’s seeds scattered by the plant itself.

26 October, 2010 | Views: 15465

North India, Garden Calendar for April

Portulaca flowers garden

Sunflowers, Mexican sunflowers, portulaca and cochea saplings are now to be planted to replace the fading winter seasonals. Portulaca is particularly great as the succulent leaves preserve moisture despite the strong sun.

30 March, 2010 | Views: 36842




माँ अन्नपूर्णा स्तोत्रम् Sing this prayer at Annapurna Devi Temple, Kashi, Annapoorna Stotram Sanskrit Lyrics by Adi Shankaracharya ji