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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on July 6, 2020 under volume3-issue2-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
Some like it Hot…….. and Spicy It is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine our food without the hot and spicy flavor of green chilies. But, green chilies were the recent introduction to India in the fifteen century by the Portuguese traders. So, how was life before the arrival of…
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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on March 23, 2020 under volume3-issue1-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
Bees and Beats  Whether you flee from a stinging bee or are enamored by the sweet honey on your pancakes, there is no way that you can ignore a dancing bee! Bees are quite famous among ethologists for what is termed as a ‘waggle dance’. Nobel laureate Karl Von Frisch…
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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on December 21, 2019 under volume2-issue4-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
Honeytrap by Rhododendrons In 67 B.C.E, at Trabzon near Black Sea famous general, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great) and his Roman army faced an unprecedented situation. While chasing the Persian army of King Mithridates of Pontus, they were exposed to full pots of local honey, undoubtedly lucrative drink for…
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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on September 15, 2019 under volume2-issue3-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
Climate worries turtle too….  “Climate change”…….we are really feeling it now. Be it tropical rainforest, temperate boreal forest or arctic tundra, the sun is getting mightier year after year. Not only we humans, there are reports how plants reciprocate by changing their flowering and fruiting time or their habitats, birds…
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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on June 16, 2019 under volume2-issue2-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
An airport for feathery flyers We heard about birds hitting the aircraft, occupy the runway even there are drones to divert them but having an airport for them is beyond our imagination. However, it seems to be true in other sense in China. Tianjin city council along with Asian Development…
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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on March 6, 2019 under volume2-issue1-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
Cannabis sativa: The keeper of heritage The word “Cannabis” is not familiar to us except those who are accustomed with plants and narcotic products. However, by hearing its popular name “Ganja” or “Bhang” we can almost immediately relate ourselves with the intoxicated hallucinogenic liquid, which many of us tested during…
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Glimpses Of Nature And Culture

Published on December 17, 2018 under volume1-issue4-glimpses
Glimpses Of Nature And Culture
Death: Environment friendly Death is the unavoidable and intriguing phase of human life. It reminds us of our very biological identity in the natural world leaving apart our supremacy over the ecosystem. This very biological entity of the human being increasingly creating trouble even after death!!!! Surprised? But it’s true.…
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Glimpses of Nature and Culture

Published on June 25, 2018 under volume1-issue2-glimpses
Glimpses of Nature and Culture
Coconut shell: the death bell for sharks The coconut tree is synonymous with sea beach and island nations. The tree is present across the tropics and it has diverse economic, environmental, and social relations with the communities. One such interesting use is in “Shell Rattling” where a bunch of coconut…
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Glimpses of Nature And Culture – 1

Published on March 8, 2018 under Glimpses of Nature And Culture
Glimpses of Nature And Culture – 1
The shades of the nature - people interface have been manifested through a plethora of medium. A collage of snaps presented – a nudge  to be more sensitive, adoring, and responsible towards our planet.   Natural touch of Ugadi – On the festival of Ugadi, (celebrated in Karnataka, Telengana and…
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