Laila Karim

February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017

Orchids find a new home

The famed orchid is not an indigenous bloom and came to this land from one of our neighbouring countries. Like gracious hosts, nature lovers of the country welcomed orchids with open arms.

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

Budapest Park – a pride of Toronto city!

This is one of the favourite places, and a source of pride for Toronto city dwellers. As it combines history and nature together, the Budapest Park is termed as a 'city within a park.'

November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016

Q&As

It has been a long time since I last wrote my column. I was preoccupied during the entire hiatus but happy to have received some

November 1, 2016
November 1, 2016

Allan Garden Conservatory

Toronto city of Canada itself could be termed as a vast park. It has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600 km of trails.

October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016

Teresa – tale of an orchid lover

For over a period of three the sixth-floor balcony of a neighbourhood building attracted me so much that overtime I became its observer.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

Flowers that beautify the home and soul

Flowers are a veritable gift of nature, with power to change a scene, decor and a person's mood despite their delicate fragility.

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

Lost childhoods

Back in 1972, my husband brought home Mugal, a boy of about 10 or 11, to assist me in household chores. Mugal's father handed him over to us saying, “I am giving my only son to you for his future”. Perhaps my husband's office assistant had

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Succulents Rugged Beauty

I found her while passing through the pavements of the training institute in Faridpur district.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Passing winter, random thoughts

For the past few days, winter has been telling us that it is time for it to go and the calendar is reminding us to inhale the colour...

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Understanding the rose

In response to the request of one of my readers, named Zep, today I am going to share my experience of dealing with the rose.