Strangler Fig Syndrome Life cycle of a Strangler fig provides for a fascinating drama. They literally kill other trees to propagate and grow. It starts as a fig seed dropped on a host tree by a carrier bird. The seed ensconced in a crevice of the host tree germinates and sprouts an aerial root. At… Continue reading Strangler Fig Syndrome in the Indian Telecom Sector
My first brush with cormorants was in a Bengali rhyme 'পানকৌড়ি পানকৌড়ি ডাঙায় উঠনা' - 'Cormorant(Pankouri), O Cormorant stay in the water' . Interestingly the Bengali moniker connotes a glutton or a diver. There can not be an apter description of this bird's behaviour - it is a voracious eater and moves around in deep… Continue reading My Cormorant Tree
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