Category Archives: avians

The cuckoo Cuckoo

When I was living in Pune, the window of my room opened near a hedge. The hedge was lush green and had many trees. The tree closest to my window was that of a fig, (umber, उंबर in Marathi). Now throughout … Continue reading

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Cost of environment

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday blamed Congress leader and union minister Jairam Ramesh as being “singularly responsible for shaving off 2.5% of the GDP” by not giving environmental clearance to projects during his stint as the environment minister, … Continue reading

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Flamingos!!

Flamingos are a genus of migratory birds which come to India in the summer. The classification is as given under [from Wikipedia]: Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Chordata Class : Aves Order: Phoenicopteriformes [Furbringer, 1888] Family : Phoeniconteridae [Bonaparte, 1831] … Continue reading

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