Dr. Gokulshankar’s Mosquito Verse
To shoo away mosquitoes… Cover from head to toes? Before the dusk hours
Close the windows and doors?
Bites throughout night When it rains like hell, Nets held tight;
Over beds may serve well
Coils smell awful… Sprays are harmful… Carcinogenic is the repelling mat
Cough and whoop, a day’s brick bat.
Allergic are the creams
Spoiling your sleep and dreams
Vectors of Malaria
Carriers of Dengue and Filaria
Wild inf(j)ections they do give
Well, then what is the way to cope and live?
Safe and sound means of control Seems to be the (micro)bio-control! Enemy’s enemy; friend of mine
A ‘NO’ mosquito land is indeed divine
Dr.Gokul being bestowed the Young Scientist Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of Medicinal Plants Research at International Level at the 3rd International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products organised by Faculty of Medicine & Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Columbo, Columbo, Srilanka (19-21 Dec 2011).