My interests are



  1. Wild relatives of cultivated plants (WRCPs).
  2. Biodiversity, reserve selection and related areas of research.
  3. Aroids in particular.
  4. A number of plants from genera like Araceae, Myristicaceae, Zingiberaceae, Piperaceae, Arecaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, etc.
  5. Miscellaneus.

I like


  1. Our former Prime Minister - the MANNINA MAGA.
    Art by Shri Utkarsh Ghate.
  2. To go in the forests and wilderness areas.
  3. To see the plants, people and their relationship with their environment.
  4. To learn other languages.
  5. A Kannada song - Yaare neenu ....
  6. A Tamil song - Nee rumba ....
  7. A Bhojpuri song - Goraki patarki ....
  8. A Hindi song - Rang barase ....
  9. A verse from Srimadbhagawadgita - Indriyani parani ahuh ....
  10. A ....???.... a state of mind? agony? melancholy? any proper word?(28.9.96)
    Hans ke sahate rahe jinake julmo sitam
    Naam usane mera bewafa rakh diya
    Mere mahbub ki saadagi dekhiye
    Naam rakhana tha kya naam kya rakh diya.
  11. Another ....???.... a state of mind? agony? melancholy? any proper word?(29.9.96)
    O duur ke musaphir! hamako bhi saath le le re hamako bhi saath le le
    Ham rah gaye akele
    Kis kaam ki ye duniya, jo jindagi se khele re hamako bhi saath le le
  12. Another ....???.... a state of mind? agony? melancholy? any proper word?(29.9.96)
    Ham intajaar karenge tera kayamat tak
    Khuda kare ki kayamat ho, aur tuu aaye
  13. Another ....???.... a state of mind? agony? melancholy? any proper word?(2.10.96)
    Karun main dushmani kisase, are dushman bhi hai mera
    Muhabbat ne nahi rakkhi jagah dil mein adawat ki.
  14. Another ....???.... a state of mind? agony? melancholy? any proper word?(14.12.96)
    Wo sakhs pyar ke kabil hai, kya kiya jaye?
    Magar wahi mera katil hai, kya kiya jaye?.
  15. Jab dard nahi tha seene me, tab khaak maja tha jeene me.
  16. Another ....???.... a state of mind? agony? melancholy? any proper word?(22.12.96)
    Chandani raat me barsaat buri lagati hai
    Shav ghar me ho to baaraat buri lagati hai
    Yaar jab dil me gam ho to har baat buri lagati hai.
  17. Aisa jakham diya hai jo na kabhi bharega.
    ........
    No. The soothing balm of passing time will heal the wound but the scar
    will/may remain for ever.(8.1.97)
  18. Aansu ke dhage se seete rahe ham jo jakhm tune diye.
  19. Yun hasraton ke daag muhabbat me dho liye,
    Yun dil se dil ki baat kahi aur ro liye.

This page will always remain incomplete till KAYAMAT. sns/22.12.96