Archive for January, 2021

Dr. SUNIL KOTHARI

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It is with great sorrow that we pay homage to Dr. Sunil Kothari, a noted research schola

WILD EDIBLE PLANTS FOUND IN THE SACRED GROVES OF TAMILNADU – PART II

  • Poison berry (Solanum indicum) Tamil name: Papparapalli

It is a herb with spines found growing all over Tamilnadu. The half-ripe fruits are used in the preparation of curries and chutneys and also used as a vegetable.

  • Prickly amaranth

WILD EDIBLE PLANTS FOUND IN THE SACRED GROVES OF TAMIL NADU

The knowledge of ethno-botany is much older than the history of civilization.  By a trial and error process, the pre-historic people identified some useful food and other important plants around the areas where they lived. But, information on ethno-botany is very scanty and the study of ethno-botany is in itself very recent. The study of ethno-botany can play a vit

VELLERIKOMBAI — A ROCK ART SITE IN THE NILGIRIS

Rock art sites in the Nilgiris

In the Nilgiris, rock art sites are found in Sigur, Iduhatty, Konavakoral, Thengumarahada, and Vellerikombai. Of all these five sites, the Vellerikombai Rock Art site differs from the rest of the sites both in coloration and style, apart from the depictions. For instance, Vellerikombai Rock Art is in red ochre, with s

PLANT VARIETIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Plants were once the unifying forces of people. People were attracted by plants and human settlements developed on the banks of rivers which were blessed with lush green vegetation. With the advent of international trade in plants and plant related products, plants even connected nations. Often fertile green areas attracted conflicts and led to conquests.