HEADS & TAILS

Ignorant Man Irrational Belief

Superstitions kill animals. This the third article enumerating what illegal animal parts are being sold, by so called Hinduism sites, to gullible buyers in search of magic to change their lives for the better. People who have reached such a level of frustration and fear, that they are prepared to spend money to destroy every […]

Who's More Dominating - Humans or Bacteria?

My favourite Zen story is when a question is asked of a Zen monk – ‘‘A house is on fire. What is the most important thing that you would save?’’ He replies – “I would save the fire.” This story has stayed with me for 40 years teaching me to look deeper into what we consider […]

On Superstitions and Animal Cruelty

A superstition is any belief or practice that is irrational, arising from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck. It is not based on reason, knowledge, and the superstitious person has no care for the impact of […]

Pollination Crisis: Why Are Our Bees Disappearing?

Last week I received a frantic email from a teacher in Puducherry. The school principal had decided to remove all the beehives on the trees and cut down all the lower branches so that they would not get any more. The real culprits were two children who had thrown stones at the beehive and had […]

Do You Know 10 Million Aliens Are Living Among Us!

I’ve just finished reading ‘Ten Million Aliens’ by Simon Barnes, a collection of articles that looks at animals in a new way. According to Barnes 80% of the living animals on earth are nematode worms. There are 28,000 species, of which 16,000 are parasites. They range from 2.5 mm to meters long. The longest known […]

Deception and Trickery in Plants and Animals

Plants and animals are so interdependent that many plants change themselves, and even where they grow, in order to accommodate insects. For instance, the Bee Orchid of the Mediterranean has adapted its colour, shape and texture to make itself look like a female bee. It also releases scents (pheromones) to attract male bees. In their […]

So who is cleaner?

A human eats, defecates, reproduces, dies. And in between tries to give meaning to his life by being as destructive as he can of everything around him. An animal also eats, defecates, reproduces and dies and leaves the planet intact. Whom would God choose, I wonder, to enter his heaven? Human beings have no respect […]

Charity in Nature - Animals are more altruistic

Altruism is the conscious and deliberate giving of something you may need yourself but are prepared to donate for another’s wellbeing. Very few humans are altruistic. I see people who give their old clothes to their own servants, or less fortunate relatives, and they think they are being very generous.  People who celebrate their birthdays by calling […]

What Is Killing Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

Last week I received a frantic email from a teacher in Puducherry. The school principal had decided to remove all the beehives on the trees and cut down all the lower branches so that they would not get any more. The real culprits were two children who had thrown stones at the beehive and had […]

Why Lactose Free Ice Cream Is Good For You

Every summer I make a thick mango juice, put it into plastic kulfi holders and freeze it. We have it as a formal dessert for the next few months. You can do it with most fruit juices – watermelon, phalsa, jamun. I learnt this from my mother who would always have orange popsicles waiting for us when […]

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