November 4, 2020

Annatto (Bixa orellana L.)

Mysore is a famous city in Karnataka. It has a rich history and also pleasant climate. Due to this there are always flowers everywhere. It is city of gardens. There are numerous monumental buildings and temples. Nearby is the place called Sangam where Cauvery river segments again merge. Also the famous palace of Tipu Sultan and his fort which was surrounded by a deep moat on all sides. But he was killed there. I came across these shrubs first time in the campus of CFTRI Mysore. The institute is doing  research to increase the yield of flowers and seeds. Seeds… Read More »Annatto (Bixa orellana L.)

Hibiscus: Showy Red Flowers

These days Hibiscus shrubs are in full bloom and laden with bright red color flowers. Many people are seen plucking them for offerings before the Gods in their homes and temples. They think Gods are confined to the places where we have placed them and cannot go out and watch and appreciate their own creation themselves. I think They won’t recommend plucking the flowers. These shrubs bear flowers almost all the year round except in the biting winter. But in summers, there is a glut of flowers on the shrubs. Anyway, as usual I went for walk slightly late. It… Read More »Hibiscus: Showy Red Flowers

Change is not always for the better

It is generally said that change is always for the better. It is a general statement and hence may not be always true or valid for all changes. Sometimes change can disturb your balance with the nature and people and can result in problems and makes you repent your decisions. For example, the weather at the new place may not suit you and you shall not feel in good spirits. Your morale can go down. Sometimes, the people at new place may not turn out to be of your liking and you will feel cut off and isolated like a… Read More »Change is not always for the better