07 Oct

flora of madras presidency

When one opens J S Gamble’s Flora of the Presidency of Madras the first words one reads go like this…

The Presidency of Madras presents, probably, a more varied flora than any other tract of equal area in India, possibly in the world.

Ah! Absolute Delight!

04 Oct


In a weak moment in time, there comes a desire to have everything taken back home as photos. Only sometimes its for record. Largely it is for to “show” it to some one. There lies this urge to acquire whatever seen, the urge as low as a photographic copy! Without knowledge and some common sense perhaps this aggravates to more serious ventures like having a personal copy of my own! or having a better one than everyone else! or deny others of equal right! or perhaps even have artificial one, etc…