• Ficus
    Gardening,  Lifestyle

    New Plant Love: Ficus

    Ficus are the most forgiving plants that I have grown. They may not show off like other flowering trees, but they look better and better as they grow older. So, it is a good tree to start with for any new gardener, and the reward will show in time. Old love My love for Bougainvillea has come down by a notch. I also realized that it doesn’t love me that much. It doesn’t bloom on me as much as some other people. I felt jealous when I saw multiple colors of bougainvilleas blooming on the back of a car. They were coming back from a church after decorating it for…

  • Creative Nonfiction

    Green Reminders

    Today, I visited Pungro Community Health Centre where I worked briefly 8 years back. Pungro is the last town in the Myanmar border, en route to Mount Saramati which is the highest peak in Nagaland. As we were about to leave, the nurse who has been there all these years pointed to a lucky bamboo plant in the nurses duty room and said, ‘This is your plant, and we have been keeping it in your memory’. That plant was with me from my undergraduate days in Imphal, Manipur around 15 years back. I had forgotten about it. I planted trees and flowers in the health centre compound but all had…