Coppersmith Barbet on a Mango Tree in Mumbai

Saw a beautiful bird on a branch of a mango tree outside my window today while I was busy on a telephone call.Ā It was a Coppersmith Barbet (I found out later šŸ™‚ who was carving a hole to build it’s nest. After a minute or so of working hard, a crow sitting nearby could not contain it’s curiosity and came over to see what the … Continue reading Coppersmith Barbet on a Mango Tree in Mumbai

World of Mathematics – interactive ebook – a piece of art!

The World of Mathematics is an interactive eBook available online and on mobile devices. Created by Philipp Legner, it is nothing short of a piece of art! A must-see for anyone interested in Mathematics – and more so for those who hate Mathematics

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Cycling to Uran – Dronagiri Hill Fort – Migratory Birds

Located on the Karanja peninsula across the Dharamtar creek to the east of the Mumbai, Uran is actually quite an odd place – a small fishing village but also hosting Asia’s first power plant run on gas by ONGC and neighbor to the largest container port in India – JNPT or Nhava…

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Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013, a set on Flickr. Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island is one of the well known tourist destinations around Mumbai. However, I decided to visit the island to try something different – I took my mountain bike there… to my pleasant surprise, I found a wonderful cycling route that circles the island along the shore and at the end, … Continue reading Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Biking to Bordi = Bullets + Beach + Boys

Biking to Bordi – Feb 2013, a set on Flickr. We went on a bike trip to Dahanu and Bordi. Four of us took our respective Royal Enfield Bullets and headed out without any plans. We ended up seeing Dahanu Fort, Dahanu Bay and then the superb Bordi beach. We ended the tour with a heavy Gujarati Thali at Umbergaon before heading back to Mumbai. … Continue reading Biking to Bordi = Bullets + Beach + Boys