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Mon Trip

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We filled our tanks, 23rd October, 6:30 AM










And made this shopkeeper happy by doing his jatara for the day





We traveled miles through tea gardens of Assam




While we waited for our friends in the RRT gypsy car who got lost, we visited these maidams, the tombs of the great Ahom kings and queens



This lovely couple also came and took some pictures of each other


 This beautiful tree at Sonari, Assam is a landmark for one Muslim Hotel where they cook delicious Beef meat. We considered packing some meat in the vaccine carrier which has ice packs, but dropped the idea as the carrier contains precious blood samples





Beautiful waterfalls, just before Mon.




The ADC guest house where we camped





 Loud and clear, showing in which part of the world we are




 Preliminary discussions and preparations the night before the investigation




 Dr. Kevi tried the safety precaution wears





A Morung at Wakching, destination village




This was Civil Hospital before the 2nd World War. It was a nostalgic moment for our team …

Bonsai

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The huge Juniper tree in front of my house at Kikruma village is legendary. My grandparents used its shade as home. It also served as home for ghosts where they raised their young ones. Now, I want to make dwarf plants (Bonsai) out of it. (Strictly speaking, Dwarf plant is not a synonym of Bonsai)

I have been reading about Bonsai for some years. My interest in Bonsai began when I went to a plant exhibition in Imphal around 2003-2004.  It is time I put into practice what I have read.
Juniper trees are said to be ideal plants for growing Bonsai, but it’s hard to find Juniper saplings. So, I have to manage with cuttings. I took around 20 cuttings each from the two juniper varieties that were available at home. Out of about 40 cuttings, only 2, one from each variety survived and developed roots. That’s a success, actually. These are the two.  My mom already had these other 2 saplings (below); again from cuttings.  So, here we are, set to begin. Keep a close look at the pictures and see the …

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