The Lawsuits Against Nature

Nature is beautiful, wonderful and also scary. The sheer beauty of the world is obscured by the ugly side of man. Lawsuits against Nature is one of the most bullying activities nature may ever get involved in. The sue face is well out of favor and is now rare. However, it is not dead. A little courage and wit can turn a frightening situation into a wonderful experience.

The sue face is the face of nature, the majestic Indiana Page right along with all other Indiana natives. She has cheeks, eyes and neck that are exposed in this picture. I am not making this up. I am letting you know what I know. Go ahead, touch her.

Without permission I am letting you touch this bear. She is as scared as you are in this picture. I told her if she could not understand me she could not sue me. That brought her to a screeching halt. She would rather die then live with the knowledge that some somebody in the world thinks she is worth something. Though she is still holding her composure I can tell by the fear in her eyes that she is somehow afraid that her secret is outed to the world. Anybody with a heart could feel the same way.

This situation could have been totally different had the bear been a bigger fish. I never intended to hurt anyone. I did it only to protect myself and my family. Yeah, I am glad it never happened. But it is frightening enough to think that it could happen to anyone. Especially when it is you.

I alone have the right to protect myself and my family and I wasn’t even deserved to have to use that bear spray. Hypothermia can set in less than a minute after being out in the cold. That is not usually the case. We awoke to a snowy peaceful world and went back to sleep. But that is not what happened. We got up again and the night went on. The snow remained and the landscape turned sleeker.

It seemed like we had moved to a different section of the forest. We were all shivering again and the snow wasn’t as white as it had been earlier. Everything was chillier and we felt the temperature drop. While it was pretty uncomfortable inside the car we decided to eat something. We were all hungry from being out in the cold. We went to a restaurant called Auvergne and it was okay. They have a few restaurants in the area and the food was delicious. Then we decided to try and find a motel to rest the night. The problem was all the bars were full. We searched and search and found a small motel that had an old toilet that had to be cleaned of course. The next day we headed out of the motel to try and find a place to stop for the night.

It was such a beautiful day. It was clear and sunny and the snow was gone. I can remember feeling so excited to be out again, to find so many trails to explore. We kept on driving and soon found a little place that had an oldy wooden hostel. It was nothing like the rest of the motel rooms, but was nice. The beds were homemade, so it made for a nice feel. The hostel had a restaurant and looked like it had a relaxed atmosphere. We found a charming restaurant to eat in and had a drink. It was wonderful! The hostel had a pool and a hot tub, something we never had at home. The next day we headed to Marrakesh, which was the final place we wanted to stay. We had made arrangements to get off, so we could travel to our destination on the plane. When we arrived at the hotel, it was so quiet we thought they had put out the lights. We couldn’t figure out why the lights were just coming on in the hostel. We checked our pockets for money and found $20 on each of our pockets. May as well keep the 20 we found.

Next day we were off to explore Marrakesh. We had lucked into a family hotel and had a nice meal in the restaurant. We then proceeded to the pools part of the city. Most of the areas traveled by car were open. We walked around the city and took some photos of the beautiful buildings and men wearing the kebab. Once we went to a cafe and the lady who was working there told us that men wearing the kebabs were her guests. I guess they were worded so casually. Maybe they were talking about the clothing they were wearing?

Some of the kebabs had license plates, I am not sure.

Kanha National Park

The Park

Situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park is a Tiger reserve which extends over an area of 1,945-sq-kms. The major attraction of this Park is its Topography. The Park is situated in a horseshoe shape valley & the whole area of the park is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The Surpan river travels through the park to provide a permanent source of water to its rich flora & fauna & known as the life line of the park. Kanha is also known as The sunset point because of the mesmerizing view of sunset from this spot. Kanha Safari is truly a draw to this park. It is open year-round but one must be very cautious if visiting in the monsoon time. Getting the best view of Kanha involves taking the river side but making sure that one does not disturb the tidal flow.

Flora

Kanha is lush green & the vegetation starts with aloe vera, manjira( leaves in the shape of rabbits), laurel and rhododendrons. The vegetation becomesositonic when the grasses grow. The rhizome or the rhizome of the root is very rich in nitrogen, magnesium & iodine. SelankEatta( singular SelankEatta), cheating the Nepali name Dr. Salim Ali found medicinal value in SelankEatta. Since then SelankEatta has been used to treat diseases like malaria, diabetes, paralysis etc., & has become a herbal treatment for rheumatism for amputees. SelankEatta is also said to have curative power which cures various diseases.

Fauna

Kanha is home to a large number of mammals like elephants, monkeys, cats, snakes, birds, storks, penguins, & even cute hedgehogs. There are a few wild animals which are native to this region. Some examples are the Marbled lizard, Grass snakes, wild boar, Muntjac, jungle cat, small Indian mongoose, small river otter, small Indian full- sized snake, Welwitschia plants, common Mynas, butterflies like the alpine butterfly, common minivets, grass snakes, monitor lizards etc.

Major Attractions

Being a Tiger reserve, Kanha is also home to many species of tigers including tigers themselves & their siblings, tigers females, wild tigers, sambar, leopards, & only in India, Royal Bengal tiger. Other attractions are elephants, which roam freely in the park & have a good knowledge of local customs & laws. The park is situated in the vicinity of the Kacho Wildlife Sanctuary. So, one can also enjoy watching elephants playing in the sanctuary. The park also holds a variety of smooth-water sites. Jaipur, Matheran and Jhajawan are the nearby cities.

Other Attractions

Kanha Museum has a wealth of colonial architecture & royal artifacts. The park houses a National coat of arms of Madras. The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur presents the fabric of royal India. It has intricately carved panels and the wonderful havelis – the royal apartments enclosed by walls in Hindu style. You will also find the royal baggage of Lord Shiva in this park.

Darrylinson Park is a worth visiting site. It holds the world’s largest grass at some places at Darjeeling. The park is full of lush green grassy area. The park is suitable for grass sports like Skiing, paragliding, rafting & fishing. But if you are looking for a quiet & natural escape then you would definitely prefer Darrylinson Park. This is also the place where the Darjeeling Himalayan railway was rolled out & today you can see a recreated train track covering around & including the hills of Darjeeling. The train actually rolls uphill & then descends in a fairly sharp & steeply descended for around 8-10 minutes.

Majority of the national park of Darjeeling is bound with waterfalls. But the waterfalls at this place are definitely the best ones as far as I am concerned. Probably the waterfalls in Darjeeling have had the maximum impact on the shaping of this beautiful hill station of the world. I am sure that after you are done with these attractions of Darjeeling, you will definitely want to go back to Darjeeling and then to Peninsular region of India to reacquaint yourself with the land & its attractions.

But as you know, the whole Indian subcontinent is steeped in history, charm, & tradition. Only a single visit to any part of this vast country will allow you to culturally know-how of the place.

Kanha National Park

The Park

Situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park is a Tiger reserve which extends over an area of 1,945-sq-kms. The major attraction of this Park is its Topography. The Park is situated in a horseshoe shape valley & the whole area of the park is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The Surpan river travels through the park to provide a permanent source of water to its rich flora & fauna & known as the life line of the park. Kanha is also known as The sunset point because of the mesmerizing view of sunset from this spot. Kanha Safari is truly a draw to this park. It is open year-round but one must be very cautious if visiting in the monsoon time. Getting the best view of Kanha involves taking the river side but making sure that one does not disturb the tidal flow.

Flora

Kanha is lush green & the vegetation starts with aloe vera, manjira( leaves in the shape of rabbits), laurel and rhododendrons. The vegetation becomesositonic when the grasses grow. The rhizome or the rhizome of the root is very rich in nitrogen, magnesium & iodine. SelankEatta( singular SelankEatta), cheating the Nepali name Dr. Salim Ali found medicinal value in SelankEatta. Since then SelankEatta has been used to treat diseases like malaria, diabetes, paralysis etc., & has become a herbal treatment for rheumatism for amputees. SelankEatta is also said to have curative power which cures various diseases.

Fauna

Kanha is home to a large number of mammals like elephants, monkeys, cats, snakes, birds, storks, penguins, & even cute hedgehogs. There are a few wild animals which are native to this region. Some examples are the Marbled lizard, Grass snakes, wild boar, Muntjac, jungle cat, small Indian mongoose, small river otter, small Indian full- sized snake, Welwitschia plants, common Mynas, butterflies like the alpine butterfly, common minivets, grass snakes, monitor lizards etc.

Major Attractions

Being a Tiger reserve, Kanha is also home to many species of tigers including tigers themselves & their siblings, tigers females, wild tigers, sambar, leopards, & only in India, Royal Bengal tiger. Other attractions are elephants, which roam freely in the park & have a good knowledge of local customs & laws. The park is situated in the vicinity of the Kacho Wildlife Sanctuary. So, one can also enjoy watching elephants playing in the sanctuary. The park also holds a variety of smooth-water sites. Jaipur, Matheran and Jhajawan are the nearby cities.

Other Attractions

Kanha Museum has a wealth of colonial architecture & royal artifacts. The park houses a National coat of arms of Madras. The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur presents the fabric of royal India. It has intricately carved panels and the wonderful havelis – the royal apartments enclosed by walls in Hindu style. You will also find the royal baggage of Lord Shiva in this park.

Darrylinson Park is a worth visiting site. It holds the world’s largest grass at some places at Darjeeling. The park is full of lush green grassy area. The park is suitable for grass sports like Skiing, paragliding, rafting & fishing. But if you are looking for a quiet & natural escape then you would definitely prefer Darrylinson Park. This is also the place where the Darjeeling Himalayan railway was rolled out & today you can see a recreated train track covering around & including the hills of Darjeeling. The train actually rolls uphill & then descends in a fairly sharp & steeply descended for around 8-10 minutes.

Majority of the national park of Darjeeling is bound with waterfalls. But the waterfalls at this place are definitely the best ones as far as I am concerned. Probably the waterfalls in Darjeeling have had the maximum impact on the shaping of this beautiful hill station of the world. I am sure that after you are done with these attractions of Darjeeling, you will definitely want to go back to Darjeeling and then to Peninsular region of India to reacquaint yourself with the land & its attractions.

But as you know, the whole Indian subcontinent is steeped in history, charm, & tradition. Only a single visit to any part of this vast country will allow you to culturally know-how of the place.