The Case of the Lookalike Nymphet
7 / Jan / 2015
Photographed by Jose Ramapuram

If you’ve ever gazed at a pond in Coorg and gone “Look… what a beautiful Lotus…”, you may just have to eat your words. For, and forgive me all you Lotus lovers, if it’s a really gorgeous ‘Lotus’, chances are that it isn’t a Lotus at all. It’s most likely to be the much prettier […]

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Water Lily, Coorg | Posted in Flora | 13 Comments »

Fox Tales from Coorg!
4 / Sep / 2014
Photographed by Dr. Bishan Monnappa

The Panchatantra and Jataka Tales that have entertained children over millennia, are replete with stories of foxes and their inherent cunning. While the big bad wolf was the alpha villain infesting our imaginations, it was the fox with her bushy tail that symbolised an insidious presence that could beguile us, and insinuate herself into our […]

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Foxtail Orchid, Coorg | Posted in Flora | 1 Comment »

History Channel
18 / Apr / 2013
Photographed by Dr. Bishan Monnappa

There are paintings and sculptures on the one hand, and books and poems on the other, that have captured the epochal moments of recorded history or mythology and rendered them into timeless epics. Throughout the age of man, the records of our times have been kept on stone tablets, rock faces, papyrus, parchment and the […]

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Passion Flower, Coorg | Posted in Flora | 11 Comments »

A Pharmacy in a Flower!
14 / Dec / 2011
Photographed by Samyak Kaninde

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the prettiest pharmacist of them all? Just meander along the bejeweled emerald aisles of Coorg, and the answer will leave you in no doubt. After all, which other apothecary is so cheerful and inviting, bedecked in brilliant shades of yellow and red, reaching out majestically with wispy green tendrils? […]

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Glory Lily, Coorg | Posted in Flora | 11 Comments »

The Shy Maiden of Kabini
9 / Feb / 2011
Photographed by Ganesh H. Shankar

We all know about the Mimosa. Every one of us has grown up knowing at least one at high school, often of the opposite sex, who’d shrink from all contact and withdraw deep within themselves when approached. While in the case of this writer, the reaction to him was commonplace till he discovered the existence […]

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Touch Me Not (Mimosa Pudica), Kabini | Posted in Flora | 19 Comments »

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