Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Botanical Garden, Putrajaya

Located close by the Prime Minister's Office Building and the Putrajaya Mosque. One landmark which is unexpected to be present is the Moroccan Pavilion. 

Origanum vulgare

Origanum vulgare is a common herb, which is used in the preparation of pizza topping and other Italian food.  The genus Origanum have several species and belongs to the plant Family Lamiaceae.  The plant is said tohave originated from western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean regions,

It can be easily grown by cutting.  The shoots are cut off and cultivated in a pot with frequent watering. In the tropics some sort of shading is needed for vigorous growth.

Monday, April 4, 2016

NCAA basketball tournament 2016

The 2016  NCAA basketball tournament has reached the final four stage. There has been a hype of Syracuse going to create havoc and possibly wins the coveted NCAA basketball championship.

Upsets have happened before. For example, NC Sate upset of hot favourite Houston 54-52 in the 1983 tournament.  NC Sate was ranked 16th while Houston was ranked 1st in the regular season final poll.

In three to four days, the tournament will be over, and the winner will be known.

Update:  But then, in the semifinal games,  North Carolina and Villanova were too good for the title pretenders Syracuse and Oklahoma, respectively.  And the hype did not materialise.