Archive for September, 2012

Samlasan Devi Temple at Samlotha, Morni

September 29, 201218 Comments

Samlasan Devi Temple is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Durga, atop a hill at village Samlotha some 10 KM from the Morni town. The hill offers a commanding view of the plains of Raipur Rani and the erstwhile Kotaha estate and the ruins of the forts of the Meers at Kotaha and Masoompur. As […]

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The Tara trilogy – Morni hills find their way into fiction!

September 24, 20120 Comments

Mahtab Narsimhan, a Toronto based writer from India, has blended figures from Indian mythology with elements of pure fantasy to create a world of magic, intrigue and adventure around Tara and her kid brother Suraj who combat the forces of evil to save their village, Morni. The ‘Tara Trilogy’ is a series of three books- […]

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Birds of Morni: Egyptian Vulture

September 24, 20120 Comments

Egyptian Vulture/Pharaoh’s Chicken (Neophron percnopterus) – a small white vulture that can be seen gliding gracefully in pairs on thermals during the warm hours. The under-wing has a distinctive black edge. The face is unfeathered and bright yellow. This bright yellow-orange facial colour is attributed to the organic pigments obtained from feeding on faeces of deer etc! […]

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