Friday, December 09, 2022

This is another topic which generates confusion. What is the difference between:

  • Cheetah
  • Leopard
  • Jaguar
  • Panther

Are they all different species or similar?

Actually all three of these belong to different species.

The Cheetah is smaller than the Leopard & the Jaguar. The last two are both sturdy and built to climb trees.

And a Panther may be a black Leopard and/or Jaguar.

 Topic  Cheetah  Leopard  Jaguar
Tear Lines Present on the face  Not Present Not Present
Black Spots

Evenly spaced Oval black spots.

Complex Flower like black spots called Rosettes. Densely packed smaller Rosettes.

Bigger Rosettes with spots in the centre. Sparsely packed.





Region Parts of Africa & Asia Parts of Africa & South Asia Parts of South America.
Other Small head. Can attain very high speeds. Robust head & body structure. Climbs on trees & stalks prey. Robust head & body structure. Can climb trees & swim.

So, I keep getting confused about names of different plants.

So thought of putting a list together :) Tagara....One of the most common flowering shrubs in the Indian subcontinent.

Scientific Name

Tabernaemontana divaricata

Tagara, courtesy Wiki

Tabernaemontana divaricata

Flore Pleno, Courtesy:Wikipedia

Tabernaemontana divaricata

'Flore Pleno'


Ervatamia divaricata, Nerium coronarium


ଟଗର (Tagara)


चांदनी (Chandni)


Crape Jasmine, Moonbeam-Tagar, Carnation of India


நந்தியார்வட்டை (Nandiar vattai)


Ananta, Tagar



Type Evergreen Shrub/ Small Tree
Propagation Cutting, Seeds

Leaves, Roots, Bulbs used in Ayurveda


Some more native plants from the sub continent.

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This is a small post to help put your twitter widget as a module on the Joomla website. It took me sometime searching on the internet to find anything that helped...

So thought of putting the steps down for someone searching for it :)

  1. Login to the administrator page of the website.
  2. Go to Extensions -> Module Manager -> New Module -> Custom HTML.


  3. Provide details as title, module position, etc.
  4. Scroll down to the editor. On top of the editor there is the option "Toggle Editor". Use that.


  5. Now go to the twitter widgets page in a new window.
  6. Configure your widget there. The colour, style, etc. Copy the code & paste it back in window at step #4.
  7. Save the module & we are done :) Looks like the Twitter module on the "About Me" page.

Well, this may not concern us at all... But there are a few instances when we watch TV or go to a zoo or see a pic, then this topic Tortoise (Courtesy: Wikipedia)Turtle (Courtesy: Wikipedia)comes into mind...Turtle vs Tortoise :)

Both are reptiles, are of the same family & are divided into several hundreds of sub-species. They breathe air & lay eggs on the land. Even the aquatic ones come on nesting grounds to lay their eggs.


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