Mussoorie Skies

The skies of Mussoorie, always astound one with the clouds changing forms and shapes along different seasons, as if almighty has set spectacular screensaver in the high skies.  Be it cumulus, cirrus, cirrocumulus or cirrostratus, these beautiful clouds over Mussoorie skies can arouse artistic aspirations in a creative corners of mind. These clouds sometimes playContinue reading “Mussoorie Skies”

Passive death of the hill streams in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Enroute Dehradun to Mussoorie via Rajpur there are few streams/ streamlets/ creeks/brooks and falls both natural as well as artificial. Just after crossing the famous Shiv Mandir there was one small fall.This beautiful streamlet was fully charged with water last year but is almost dry this year. Till last year water from the stream usedContinue reading “Passive death of the hill streams in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand”

Necklace of the Queen of the hills, Mussoorie

Today while coming up from Dehradun to Mussoorie, I saw the picturesque view of the hills of Mussoorie. The lights on the hills were shimmering from distance and I was bedazzled. The lights were arranged in a specific pattern which appeared to me as if the Queen of hills is wearing a ‘diamond necklace‘ studdedContinue reading “Necklace of the Queen of the hills, Mussoorie”

Timeless architecture of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand – 1

Palace of Maharaja of Kapurthala in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand A palace which once stood in glory is now turning into ruins. They say it right that time and tide wait for none. History is the witness of the glorious period of Maharajas and Emperors. The monuments which once resembled the luxury and pride of kings andContinue reading “Timeless architecture of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand – 1”

Onset of winters in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Winters are very special in Mussoorie and have a unique charm which only a few would have experienced. People around North India usually come to this small hill station to detox when rest part of India is scorching in heat and above all ‘pollution’.  With the clearer skies, the majestic view of snow cladded HimalayasContinue reading “Onset of winters in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand”

Oroxylum Indicum

Oroxylum indicum is a medicinal plant of immense medicinal importance. It is a small to medium size deciduous tree with large, It flat, sword shape capsular fruits of many flat and papery seeds with broad silver wings . The plant is used in many Ayurvedic preparations like, Shyonakapatpak and Bruhatpanchamulayadi kwath, Dashmula and Chyawanprash, Rasayana,Continue reading “Oroxylum Indicum”


The rhizospheric soil and roots were collected from five different sites of Northeast India, where Oroxylum indicum was naturally growing in its ecological habitat and were analysed. The study revealed that the roots ofO. indicum were colonized with AM spores and the soil nutrient content plays a major role in the colonization of the AMContinue reading “ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL ASSOCIATION IN OROXYLUM INDICUM (L.) BENTH EX KURZ”