Strangled red

One of the buildings in Ross Island, an island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. Until the second world war Ross Island housed an European Infantry.

Hermit on a beach

On the white sands of Elephant beach, Andamans, i found this tiny hermit crab trying to get away. This maybe a maroon hermit crab because it is orange (oh! it took me a while to see how that may sound haha, whoever named them was not that into colors). Hope I did not startle it…

Mayan medicine

To celebrate my finally registering the domain name, something I am still proud of naming, I will write about something simple yet complicated, how people devised to use plants as medicine has always fascinated me. While no doubt Ayurvedic medicine is perhaps the most detailed form of natural medicine (in so far that it is…

Monkey business

These are some of the monkeys I have seen in south and Central America . A little  factoid I learned in Belize was that to record what would pass for  dinosaurs calls in the Jurassic park, the… whoever is responsible for making such recordings, went to Belize to record the howler monkey calls..like the Yucatán  ones…

On creating and destroying impressions

This post should have been called why am I so dumb..But I decided against it. As you may understand later, I am trying to avoid using that word, the d*** word in writing. Let me start at the very beginning: when I was really little, I was told many times that I was intelligent (that’s…

When I caught their eyes: in situ portraits

Here are some of my old favorite shots of portraits ‘in situ’. A term I only learned today was actually official even in photography. We used to talk about in situ protein immunohistochemistry used to look at proteins as they occur in tissues (or as close as possible). The similarity is: as we try to…

Why people like Trump

So why is it, people support and follow other people.  Some patterns are emerging, even if I am very far from an answer. As a intrepid self-deprecating  and self-doubting individual that science and my parents have forced me to develop into, these are only patterns I can affirm to be important in the absolute current…

On the failures of 2016

More than half the year is gone as I write this, I am trying to remember the last time I felt a year suck years off me. It’s not like that hasn’t ever happened before after all. It is just that it has been a while and the last time I was young… But let…