Peafowl

Peafowls in our Neighborhood

Birds evolved from aquatic animals when some of these animals ventured on land to escape the competition for resources and perils from the mightier ones. Reptiles came into existence but even here some of them lost two limbs and grew feathers and became a airborne again to be at safety from marauders. They became tree living and gained the advantage of having larger area under their surveillance for food and move to safer places. But there are some birds which are fowls like hens and roosters and peacock which have limited capacity to fly. They live mostly on the lower… Read More »Peafowls in our Neighborhood

Idyllic Life

There is a piece of uncultivated land adjacent to our building. Land is scarce in Punjab. Every inch is under cultivation. So this piece of land with uneven surface must have been purchased by some builder for construction of high rise buildings. But at present it is as it is. Grass and shrubs are growing uninterrupted in this land. On the opposite end are dense woods where poplar and eucalyptus are growing majestically. Poplars are not complicated trees. This scene is a small fragment of idyllic life which existed in India almost everywhere some years back. As the rural areas… Read More »Idyllic Life

Peacock: The National Bird of India 

Not for nothing is peacock called the king of birds. It is one of the most beautiful birds. India has chosen it as its National bird. It is big bird. Females don’t have the beautiful train of tailed feathers. They look drab in comparison. Every part of the body of the peacock is full of beauty except its feet. There are many myths and fables connected to this bird in India. It is said that Lord Krishna adorns a small peacock feather in his hair because more is most pious and devoid of any sex. It produces ear drops while… Read More »Peacock: The National Bird of India¬†