Saturday, November 28, 2009

Desiccants protect and preserve!

I had wondered earlier about a small packet found inside the bottle containing Vitamin capsules.
It was made of cotton cloth with some sand-like contents inside it. It also bore the printed words: THROW AWAY. DO NOT EAT. It is the Desiccant packet that keeps the bottle

Friday, November 20, 2009

Saffron for Fair Complexion!

In marriage market
girls with fair complexion are in demand here, than the boys. But pregnant mothers expect their baby to be fair complexioned whether it is male or female! For that they take additives in their diet

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Orienting to the Garden Lizard!

As a child I came to know about a wonder thing that kept on raising itself above the ground
and dropping down to the ground. When there was a disturbance I was able to identify it to be a living thing - it ran away using its legs! It is the Oriental Garden Lizard ( known also as Crested Tree Lizard, Calotes versicolor, 'Onaan' in

Friday, November 6, 2009

Koel is to sing its song here!

A bird falls down from the roof of the building onto its floor. It does not fly or run away. But simply sits down as if it is brooding with fluffed up feathers. This happened in the Physics
Laboratory of my college
in the year 1971! This white streaked bird is a chick of the Asian Koel (Cuckoo, Eudynamys scolopaceus, 'Kuil' in Tamil). At first I thought it to be a sick bird of prey. But later on I
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