October 23, 2020

Brine Shrimp aka Sea Monkey

Brine shrimp is an unique animal. It is called Artemia, a class of aquatic crustaceans. First unique trait of brine shrimp is that since the Triassic period, it has changed little externally. This fish possesses the ability to lay eggs which are called cysts which can lie dormant for long periods of time. They are hatched when the conditions in the environment become favorable. These animals are able to avoid cohabitation with most predators like fish by their ability to survive and thrive in highly saline waters. They are found in the enclosed bodies of saline water like Great Salt… Read More »Brine Shrimp aka Sea Monkey

A Visit to Kashid Beach

The coast of India adjoining the Arabian Sea looks on the maps like a moth eaten book page. All along the coast are numerous beaches. The region possess extraordinary physical beauty. There are small hills with very beautiful summits of varied shapes. Some look like a plateau while others like the sharp dagger like cliffs. Around Mumbai there are many good beaches. Farther you go away from the metropolis, the better are beaches. One such beach is Kashid beach which is 110 kilometers away from Panvel, 160 kilometers from Mumbai and 35 kilometers from Alibaug which itself has many beaches… Read More »A Visit to Kashid Beach

So Much Water has flown under the Bridge

It has been seriously a long while, I have written something in the blog though have wrote many things on the Facebook. Every time, I opened my blog page, I thought of writing something but it seems that some unseen force is holding my hand. Also whatever I have written till date seems all very frivolous when I look back at it. It is just to begin again, I am trying my hand. Sometimes, the life I am leading seems so purposeless. I ask myself is this what you call life. Sometimes feel like running away to somewhere where nary… Read More »So Much Water has flown under the Bridge

Rains

The earth asked for it. The trees and plants asked and pined for it. Birds and animals looked to the skies asking for the rains. All of them were parched and prayed helplessly to the God to quench their thirst, to wash them and rejuvenate. During the summers, it was torrid hot and not a single cloud is seen in the sky. Then the clouds began to appear mostly in the morning and moved away and vanished by the time sun was high up in the skies and blazing and spewing the hot fires. Then the rains began in the… Read More »Rains

What is inside an atom?

Atoms are thought to be the smallest entities that take part in the chemical reactions. They join with each other in different ratios to form the molecules which then combine to form macromolecules. The molecules can exchange atoms with other atoms or molecules to give rise to different molecules. Atoms are not the fundamental particles of the matter. Even an atom contains protons and neutrons confined in a very small space called nucleus in the core of the atom and electrons occupy the rest of the space. Electrons are negatively charged particles and counterbalance the positive charges on the protons… Read More »What is inside an atom?