Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yekkigida ~ Apple of Sodom

Yekkigida is considered as holy by Hindu people. People do worship this plant.

Botanical name: Calotropis Procera. Geenric name is Apple of Sodom.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Badrakshi's botanical name is Guazuma Tomentosa Sterculiaceae.

 It's generic name is Bastard Cedar.

Perhaps the only plant in Karnatak University's Botanical Garden.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kids prowling around for wood

Mahashivatri afternoon. The moment I saw this gang I knew they were roaming around looking for wood, coconut leaves and other combustible matter for their Kamanna. The gang was happy to pose for a picture.

I asked if they could stand in height order...

Look at the little fellow's expression, extreme right. I wonder how the gang would be on Holi. For sure each one of them would be howling and dancing wildly around the burning Kamanna.