The largest land animal in the world is one of the gardeners of our fragile and very threatened Eden.
A true field herpetologist, his passion would take him to Bangladesh on a mission to help him understand the ecology of pythons.
It’s not a new concept. Ayurveda accepts that ‘nature knows best’. Da Vinci and the Wright brothers studied birds to design flying machines. Architects are now using passive cooling, after borrowing the idea from termites.
Amir Khusrau put into words what anyone with a beating heart feels when stepping into the heaven that is Kashmir: “Agar Firdaus bar rōy-e zamin ast, hamin ast-o hamin ast-o hamin ast.”
By legend a young, female mortal, Arachne, had the temerity to challenge the goddess Athenae, patron of the craft of weaving, to a contest!