FEW INTERESTING BIRDS OF SANTINIKETAN

A variety of the Salikh, this one is probably called the “Dhusar Salikh”, as poetized famously by Jibanananda Das. This bird was found in large numbers inside the Ashrama Complex, atop the famous Banyan tree near Santoshalaya. The surprising element …

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THE LANDSCAPES LOST

The Artists these days hardly paint landscapes, except the new hands at painting in art schools. The photographers, now overburdened with macro, micro and selfies hardly capture the landscape. To most of us, pristine landscape is only a matter of …

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THE SQUIRRELS

In our school days at Patha Bhavana, Bhup Narayan Singh and Late Partha Kisku, both our classmates used to come to school with squirrels in their pocket. They would find a kid squirrel somewhere, take it to their home, feed …

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NATURE STUDIES: KASH & THE MUNIAS

Kash has undoubtedly remained a flambuoyant sprout around autumn in Bengal, leading to the ultimate euphoria ‘Durga Puja’- the great annual extravaganza of the Bengali clan. We have rejoiced Kash right from our childhood. Interspersed with nature, Kash is photographically …

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PHOTOGRAPHICALLY YOURS-PART-1

PHOTOGRAPHICALLY YOURS-PART-1 Frankly speaking, the impending summer heat and a severe bout of viral fever made me rather sloth. Visva Bharati is in all sorts of cross currents now, dampening the mood in general and suddenly I find myself digging …

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LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES- Part-4

LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES- Part-4 No, this time the learning experience did not occur at the Butterfly Zone at Lalbandh; it was a pleasant ‘home experience’ in reality with a quite a bit of photographic help from my son, Sayonil Mitra, …

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LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES:-PART-3

LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES:-PART-3 Well, learning at your spare and pleasure time about anything can be really refreshing. My experiments with Butterfly Conservation are no exception either. First of all it is a very refreshing weekly peaceful seclusion after a hectic …

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LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES:-PART-2

LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES:-PART-2 As work progresses at the Butterfly conservation effort on approximately 30 Kottah area at one corner of Lalbandh, we have discussed earlier(link-http://muktodhara.org/?p=4984)about the huge fascination of Tiger Group of butterflies to the plant Hatisur (Helitropium indicum). In …

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LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES-PART 1

LEARNING ABOUT BUTTERFLIES-PART 1 The Butterfly Park at Lalbandh:- The concept is such that the project should actually be termed ‘Conservation of Butterflies at Lalbandh’. Normally, a Butterfly Park means a netted enclosure with great number of butterflies, including rare …

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