Archive for December, 2010

House sparrow Passer domesticus

House sparrow Passer domesticus

Shot this from my window a few years ago, this once commonly found bird is fast declining. I used to see them in huge nos. when i was a kid, now they can hardly be seen. I hardly see these from my window any more. With so much rapid construction happening around no wonder these […]


Tiger and the langur

Tiger and the langur

Here a langur monkey sits near the entrance of a cave where the dominant male tiger of bandhavgarh sleeps. The langur was so curious that initial it would get close and after a glance run away, after a while he was sure the tiger is asleep and sat nearby. Curiosity is not just found in […]


Islamic New Year

Happy New Year Today is the new Hijri year, Islamic New Year, 1st Muharram,  1432 in the Hijra calendar. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting is prohibited by Allah. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muharram moves from year to […]