BUTTERFLY PROJECT AT LALBANDH-PART-3

BUTTERFLY PROJECT AT LALBANDH-PART-3 Finally the butterfly project at Lalbandh is on from 1 December 2013. The initial idea was floated to Vice Chancellor, Prof Sushanta Dattagupta by your’s truly, but Prof Dattagupta was equally eager to launch the project …

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BUTTERFLIES OF SANTINIKETAN

BUTTERFLIES OF SANTINIKETAN PEACOCK PANSY( Junonia almana) is one of the most easily visible butterflies in Santiniketan as well as in Bengal. The pansy group of butterflies, consisting of five to six groups, are called ‘pansy’ basically because of the …

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BIRDS OF SANTINIKETAN: THE MUNIA GROUP

BIRDS OF SANTINIKETAN: THE MUNIA GROUP  Among the Munia Group, three varieties can be found relatively easily in Santiniketan and its surrounding areas. These birds are smaller than the house sparrow, but rather exquisite in look. Tall grass are their …

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FLORA & FAUNA OF SANTINIKETAN: AMONGST THE RAINS

FLORA & FAUNA OF SANTINIKETAN AMONGST THE RAINS After the usual scorching summer of Birbhum, the Rarh Bhumi, the rains are a genuine breather of life and freshness. The cycle of activities gets in top gear in this period and …

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THE VELVET MITE

THE VELVET MITE Preface: The article needs a bit of introductory foreword. Oneday Samiran Nandy, my friend and a dedicated photographer involved with Rabindra Bhavana, Visva Bharati, came to my office at State Bank of India in a rather excited state …

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FLORA & FAUNA OF SANTINIKETAN: BUTTERFLIES

FLORA & FAUNA OF SANTINIKETAN: BUTTERFLIES Like the proverbial kid, anyone remains always interested in butterflies- many passively and few others actively. Even for the passively interested ones it is more an appreciation about the nuances of nature in the …

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FLORA & FAUNA: SANTINIKETAN : END SUMMER

FLORA & FAUNA: SANTINIKETAN : END SUMMER Madhu Malati (Quisqualis indica)or Madhurilata (baptized so by Rabindranath, as opined by some) is an interesting thread of Santiniketan in perpetual continuity from past. This is a creeper I have seen in Santiniketan …

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NOMENCLATURE ATTUNED KRISHNACHURA & RADHACHURA

NOMENCLATURE ATTUNED KRISHNACHURA & RADHACHURA With a note to the earlier article ‘Summer Flowers of Santiniketan’ (http://muktodhara.org/?p=1888) and keeping in view to the learned comments by Subir Banerjee (Bublada) I am trying to present the flowers Krishnachura & Radhachura in …

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THE VALLEY of GREENS

THE VALLEY of GREENS In our school days in Patha Bhavana, or even prior to that, from our Ananda Pathsala days we used to move barefoot. That was the accepted norms then. We did feel the grass beneath our feet. …

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SUMMER FLOWERS OF SANTINIKETAN

SUMMER FLOWERS OF SANTINIKETAN RADHACHURA, KRISHNACHURA,  KURCHI & MUCHKUNDA Krishnachura and Radhachura in almost synonymous with summer of Santiniketan. But very interestingly, though Krishnachura can be found at many places outside Santiniketan area, a Radhachura tree is difficult to come …

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