In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous – Aristotle And I find jelly fishes to be extremely marvelous. With 95 percent water and no bones, brains, blood, teeth or fins, they are simply extraordinary. Jelly fishes use their tentacles to catch and inactivate their prey. Most jellies have mild toxins that don’t … Continue reading jellies

Under the sea

Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What more is you lookin’ for? Summer holidays is a time to spend some quality time with the kids. I have a TODO list of places to visit. Visiting California Academy of Sciences was certainly one of … Continue reading Under the sea


This is the first blog post after we moved back from Bangalore to the SFO bay area. Well, I will have to rename the blog too! I will worry about it later on. Coming to this post, one of the first birds that caught my eye was the hummingbird. I am no birder by any stretch, … Continue reading blur


Happened to attend the Orchid Show 2013 organized by TOSKAR, at lalbagh, Bangalore. Below is a small introduction to  Orchidaceae followed by pictures that I took. The orchid family (Orchidaceae) is among the most diverse families of flowering plants, with about 25,000 species known to science so far. Majority of the orchids come from tropical countries.  Most orchids … Continue reading orchids