November 6, 2020

Boabdil: The Unfortunate: El Zogoybi

Boabdil is a Spanish corruption of the name Abu Abduallah. He was the last king of Nasrid rulers of Granada. He was also called El Chico, meaning the little, or El Zogoybi, the unfortunate. Zogoybi is the name of the protagonist of the book “The Moors Last Sigh” written by Salman Rushdie. The Moors are Muslims belonging to Spain. Complete name of Boabdil was Abu ‘abd-Allah Muhammad XII. He tried to gain prestige by invading Castile but was defeated and taken prisoner and was freed only in lieu of surrendering Granada to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Castile. The… Read More »Boabdil: The Unfortunate: El Zogoybi

Khopoli: Nature’s Beauty Spot

Khopoli is located on old Mumbai Pune road. Konkan region which begins from Panvel in Maharashtra India along the Western Ghats of India is full of geographical features. It is studded with hills of peculiar shapes, rivulets, coconut palm trees and grasses and shrubs. Still unspoiled, the region bears different hues in different seasons. The land is not flat and not much area is arable. The region being adjoining to the Arabian sea receives copious quantities of rains in the Monsoon season. Everything turns vivid green and hills which were in summer parched are draped in the greenery. You can… Read More »Khopoli: Nature’s Beauty Spot

Energy required for creating different types of foods

Energy is required to make food. Whether we feed cows to produce milk or apples from the trees, energy is required in different forms from the beginning to end. The apple might be an emblem of simplicity, but accounting for all the energy needed to produce one is another matter. You have to factor in pesticide production, fertilizer manufacturing, irrigation, harvesting, sorting, and transportation. Electricity and diesel fuel are needed to drive all these steps, and coal mining and oil extraction come with their own energy costs. And that’s just the apple. Here is a list of some items of… Read More »Energy required for creating different types of foods