International Civil Aviation Day: 7th December In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 7 December was to be the International Civil Aviation Day. The day has been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The purpose ofContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DAY”


Wise & Shine Provided by Billy Osogo Dr Brené Brown, in her insightful book, I Thought It Was Just Me, writes about “knowing laughter.” She defines it as “laughter that results from recognizing the universality of our shared experiences, both positive and negative.” It is this knowing laughter that I so viscerally experienced when IContinue reading “KNOWING LAUGHTER”


Peace is accepting right where you are! I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU! Peace is not a place you go when you finally lay at your grave. Peace is accepting right where you are. It’s found in the depths of your soul, when you sit rocking yourself in the corner, in the midst of chaos.  ItContinue reading “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU”


Emergence: 18 July 1918 Demise: 5 December 2013 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused onContinue reading “REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA”


Crimson-backed sunbird at Nature’s nest, Tambdi Surla-Goa The crimson-backed sunbird or small sunbird (Leptocoma minima) is a sunbird endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Like other sunbirds, they feed mainly on nectar although they take insects, especially to feed their young. They are tiny birds that are resident and are found in forests butContinue reading “LEARNING BIRDS # 02”


The Indian Council of Agricultural Research won the King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award 2020 The King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award was conferred to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for its commitment to raising awareness of the importance of healthy soils. Particularly during last year’s World Soil Day celebration, which addressed soil erosionContinue reading “WORLD SOIL DAY AWARD 2020”