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By Guest Blogger On 16 Feb, 2017 At 06:16 PM | Categorized As Featured, Thoughts | With 0 Comments

Plants and trees are a feast to human eyes, always. The colourful flowers of various shapes and scents, around us are charming and fascinating. Non – flowering plants are also attractive because of their beautiful leaves and cutely arranged branches. So we grow them as garden plants. My favourite ‘bougainvillea’ is one of the few […]

By Vishaal Bhat On 13 Feb, 2017 At 12:38 PM | Categorized As Environment, Featured, Lifestyle | With 0 Comments

How often do we blame others for the things that are wrong with the world today? Be it the rising pollution, the depleting fuel resources, or the water shortage we face every year. It is natural human tendency to wash our hands of errors/mistakes and blame others for the worsening situation, be it the environment […]

By Guest Blogger On 6 Feb, 2017 At 10:05 PM | Categorized As Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifestyle | With 0 Comments

People are fast becoming more aware of the dangers of chemicals and toxins in general. More often than not all types of beauty products, from men’s hair gel to women’s makeup, contains harmful chemicals. It is important to know what is going into your body as a result of what you consume. So taking a […]

By Madhushri Mudke On 21 Jan, 2017 At 03:23 PM | Categorized As Education, Featured, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Travel and Leisure | With 0 Comments

A team of scientists have recently unearthed a large aquatic frog from the Western Ghats of India. The frog is reported from three sites on the coasts of Karnataka, including Herga village near Manipal. This frog calls like a bird and probably this is the reason why it has been ignored all these years. In […]

By Madhushri Mudke On 6 Jan, 2017 At 11:14 PM | Categorized As Education, Featured, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Travel and Leisure | With 0 Comments

Heartfelt thanks to each and every participant of “Frogs of Manipal’ club. We are now a brilliant gang of 133 frog lovin’ members! This informal club was created in October 2016 and team Frogs of Manipal (FoM) has made some awesome discoveries since then. So on this first Friday of 2017, let’s recap everything that […]

By Sushma Harish On 3 Jan, 2017 At 08:30 PM | Categorized As Featured, Lifestyle | With 0 Comments

Picture Source A picture says thousand words. Sometimes a thousand words aren’t enough to paint one picture – quoted by myself graduating in Social Media. Every new year beginning calls for a unique celebration. This year I completed the ritual by naming our lovely new pair of love birds as “5G and WiFi”!! We are […]

The holiday season is here! Without any argument, it is the best season to find a comfortable couch, a warm blanket and some chocolate brownies. Watching Game of Thrones or Netflix is indeed a great idea while snuggling up, but I’d rather watch frog documentaries. Why? Because these have taken me on an awesome trip […]

By Madhushri Mudke On 18 Dec, 2016 At 09:42 PM | Categorized As Education, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel and Leisure | With 0 Comments

In many human cultures around the world, frogs have long been associated with fertility and breeding. This is because of their association with life-giving water. Right from Egypt to India to the Mayan region in North America, people have considered frogs to be the symbols of fertility. Heqet, an Egyptian goddess of fertility is represented […]

By Sushma Harish On 17 Dec, 2016 At 12:53 PM | Categorized As Featured, Lifestyle, Travel and Leisure | With 0 Comments

I came, I saw, I loved it! The wooden chariot with tiny flags, flowers and lights; Priests and their chants; The floating mass of people in high reverence, older generation with folded hands; Complete spirits of  Lord Venkataramana; The gongs, cymbals, drums, conch, the lamps,  flowers of variety; Aroma of authentic temple prasad food; Folks in their […]

By Vishaal Bhat On 3 May, 2016 At 08:59 PM | Categorized As Featured, India and World, International Affairs | With 0 Comments

The Democratic Party first emerged in the 1790s under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson. The party was in power during the Great Depression under the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt. Between 1932 and 1968 the Democrats held the presidency for 28 out of 36 years, interrupted only by Eisenhower’s two terms (1952-1960). They also controlled the […]