Jan 012013
 
Evil Eye In India - Nazar Battu as seen in Bazaar

Buri Nazar Wale Tera Muh Kala-Evil Eye Guy Your Face Black Evil Eye Guy Your Face Black or Buri Nazar Wale Tera Muh Kala is an old saying in this country. Racist to the core as it marks that evil guys are black, or perhaps our desi obsession with all things fair and lovely. Whatever be the reason I am nobody to go into the merits /demerits of the saying all I can say is that it is a ubiquitous in India from the back of the trucks and buses to day to day conversations and folklore.Though present in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 122012
 
Reptiles of Rajasthan- Lizards of desert at both end of Food Chain

Spiny Tailed Lizard and other reptiles of desert in Rajasthan Spiny Tailed Lizard¬†– Called Sanda in Hindi You and I may not like reptiles but there are other creatures that just love them. Reptiles are a major food source for many predators and this post is about Reptiles of Rajasthan found in the Tal Chhapar wildlife sanctuary. One question that has haunted me since we reached Tal Chhapar was why all these eagles come here when they could be anywhere. Some of the answers to the same were it is safe to be here, it is on the way [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]