Today is Vijay Diwas, observed to commemorate our victory over our illustrious neighbor, back in 1971. A note of thanks to the Armed forces in general, and the Jawans, specially the BSF, for making sure we sleep peacefully in our beds each day. Reading various reports these days of how war has ravaged and destroyed lives of so many people across various countries, I'm just thankful for the little things we have, but almost always take for granted. A salute to our Armed forces.
Agumbe is a tiny village in Shimoga district, and part of the eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats, the lifeline of the coast. The region receives very heavy rainfall, and is also referred to as the Cherrapunji of the South. The region has lush beautiful rain forests, and is also home to a number of unique flora and fauna, indigenous to the zone. The enigmatic King Cobra also resides in the in the thick rainforests.