Slow and rainy morning

It has been a rainy weekend. The heavy monsoon rains continued into yesterday, and looks like it will remain. I always think of July as peak monsoon. To check, I went back to my photos of early July. It is true, most of my photos from this week for the past fifteen years are memories of being cooped up at home for days due to rain. I rediscovered one of my early mobile camera photos: this one of the invasive giant African land snail (Achatina fulica). I knew it spread fast, but I was surprised to find that it is counted among the top 100 invasive species in the world. I guess we are number one. Here’s looking at you, cousin.

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


  1. At least, they carry their house on the back. Unlike human beings who destroy forests to build homes and offices.
    We too get a lot of snails during monsoon and retreating monsoon. Some of them lose their shells and they look so yucky without it.

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    1. The snails which you think “lose their shells” are actually a different thing called a slug. Snails are very attached to their shells, and never leave it. It grows larger as they grow.


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