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Paper flower in spring, North India

Paper flower

This flower is blooming in my garden, though I don’t know the name. I’ve seen it in shades of yellow, rust, orange, maroon, white and pink.

I call it the paper flower because of the crisp, papery texture of its petals. These make lovely dry flower arrangements. There is no need to dry the flowers. They last forever in an arrangement, minus the water.

Call of the wild - R S Bhadoria, ex-chief conservator of forests of UP

Kanpur Zoo is his baby. R S Bhadoria, ex-chief conservator of forests of UP and founder-director of Kanpur Zoo freaks out on tales from the jungle. Lure of the wild is writ large on life’s canvas for him. As member of Zoo Designing Committee with Central Zoo Authority, he is a pioneer of sorts, designing enclosures and facilities for zoo animals and visitors. The zoological gardens at Kanpur, Chennai, Patna, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkota and Mumbai have gained from his deep insight. R. S. Bhadoria lives in tune with wild fauna. More...

House guests in Lucknow?

House-guests could well be Lucknow’s answer to extending Lucknawi Mehman-nawazi to foreign and domestic visitors in a big way.

Chikan embroidery and Kebabs may be enjoying international fame, but Lucknow’s tehzeeb that originally lured many in search of El Dorado to settle right here, is yet to reclaim its claim to fame. Lucknow as a cultural destination is hugely undersold, feel eminent Lucknowites. More...

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