October 14, 2020

Desires unfulfilled due to religious bigotry 

Guru Nanak, the first Guru and founder of Sikh religion, had two constant companions namely Bala and Mardana. Mardana played Rabab while Guru sang. He was a Muslim. Guru preached to the world love, compassion, and communal harmony. He also enlightened the people about the falsehood spread by some religious groups both Muslims and Hindus. It was all based on solid logic and illustrated through simple examples. The future generations of Mardana remained attached to the succeeding Gurus of Sikhs. Of them was Bhai Ghulam Mohammad Chand, who lived in Lahore Pakistan and breathed his last on 29th April 2015… Read More »Desires unfulfilled due to religious bigotry 

Nobel Prize Controversies 

This article pertains to October 2015. Nobel Prizes for this year are on. Already the prize for medicine has already been announced to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Tu Youyou on nature based medicines. Prizes in other categories will be announced one by one. There had been times when Controversies arose over the prizes. Following is the list of some controversial prizes. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Henry Kissinger Peace prize to Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, in 1973 is considered as the most controversial. Two members resigned from committee in protest. Milton Friedman Economics prize to Milton Friedman in 1076… Read More »Nobel Prize Controversies 

Brown Rock Chat

Everyday while sitting in the balcony of my flat, I see these birds in the playground below. They don’t sit idle for long at one place. They suddenly dive to ground, catch some insect and fly to roost on the top of poles, basketball board or on the wire net along the boundary. While sitting, they usually lift their head and wag their tails. Sometimes they sit in the bushes from where they swoop to grass to catch the insects. The common name of this bird is Brown Rock Chat and the scientific is Cercomela fusca. It belongs to the… Read More »Brown Rock Chat

Oriental Honey Buzzard

It is also called Crested Honey Buzzard with scientific name as Pernis ptilorhynchus. It  is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles, and harriers. It is quite big raptor with a long tail. It’s head is very small like that of pigeon. It is a specialist bird feeding on the larvae of bees. It also consumes crumbs of the honeycomb. Additionally it take cicadas. It’s flight is very stealthy. In a forest it is possible to spot it only when it is perched on top of very lofty… Read More »Oriental Honey Buzzard