KNOW YOUR ANIMALS – SEAHORSE (HIPPOCAMPUS HIPPOCAMPUS)

Distribution Short-snouted Seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) is distributed globally in both tropical and temperate marine water (from about 45° North to 45° South), with most species occurring in the Indo-Pacific and West Atlantic regions. They live among seagrasses, mangroves, corals, and estuaries. Oddities The sea horse is a strange animal that looks like the knight in a chess set. It ....


THE UNKNOWN SANSKRIT POETS OF THE PALLAVA, PANDYA AND CHOLA PERIODS

It was a general practice of issuing royal charters and recording on stones whenever a ruling monarch donated lands or the revenue of the villages to a certain temple or to the Brahmins for their wellbeing. It is mentioned in Tamil as sembilum silaiyilum vettuvittukkolvirakuka (the donees are requested to engrave on the copper plate and on stone). In almost all the cases, the charters were issued ....

TREE PLANTING AND AFTER CARE – PART II

AFTER PLANTING Basin formation: A basin must be formed immediately after planting: round for plain and crescent (semi-circular) shaped for slopes. Mulching: Mulch is a tree’s best friend as it insulates the soil, retains moisture, keeps out weeds, prevents soil compaction, and adds an aesthetic touch. Basins are mulched just away from the trunk to a depth of 3 to 4 inches ....

TREE PLANTING AND AFTER CARE

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven - Rabindranath Tagore. Trees are an essential part of nature’s life support system; without them, life on earth would not be possible. Grasses and other fast-growing, leafy perennials compete effectively with young trees, depriving them of sufficient moisture, space, light, and nutrients to survive. It can take more than f....