Wasp Paper nest (Fibers in nature)

A fallen paper nest of wasp was seen outside my bedroom window. It was empty and probably the wasps had flown away. I picked it up to observe its structure through a foldscope. I was able to see a criss-cross of fibers inter-woven to form hexagonal compartments of a wasp nest. There are different kinds…

Foldscope awareness workshop in progress @GGDSD, Chandigarh

A foldscope awareness workshop was arranged @ GGDSD, Chandigarh where the students were exposed to the usage of foldscope. It was a great experience for me mentoring the students. The students curiously learnt foldscopy and tried their hands at both permanent and temporary mounts.   This post is open to read and review on The…

Using Foldscope in classroom teaching

Foldscope usage is gradually becoming a part of Teaching and Learning @ GGDSD College, Chandigarh. Dr. Anu Sharma of Botany department teaching the use of Foldscope to 1st year Undergraduates at a workshop. The keenness of students to learn foldscopy is commendable. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.


இன்று ஆசிரியர் பயிற்சி முடித்துவிட்டு வீடு திரும்பினோம். இன்றைய திட்டமிடல் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியை கேமராவில் பொருத்தி பதிவு செய்ய முடியுமா என்று யோசித்தோம். அதன் அடிப்படையில் விசுவல் கம்னிகேசன் படிக்கும் ஒரு மாணவரிடம் இது குறித்து விவாதித்தோம் இன்று அதனை முயற்சி செய்யலாம் என்று முடிவு செய்தோம். அதன் அடிப்படையில் சில மாதிரிகளை சேகரித்துச் சென்றோம். அவர் வீட்டில் இருந்தார். அவரும் கேமராவுடன் தயாராக இருந்தார். நாங்கள் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியை அதில் பொருதிப்பார்த்தோம். ம்கும் எடுக்க முடியவில்லை….


Integrated Rural Technology Centre has organised an awareness programme on foldscope for Ummini High School students. The targeted group included a mixed population of 4 5 students from various classes that are class 5 to class 9. We have introduced foldscope and shown some slides of zooplankton and phytoplankton to them. They were very much interested…

Chronic gastric mucosa

Sections shows piece of gastric mucosa showing mild laminar oedema amd lymphocytic infiltration as seen under Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Follicular Adenoma

Section show thyroid follicles mostly of uniform size with few showing colloid and surrounding fibrous capsule as seen under Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Our Second Workshop On the Awreness Of The Foldscope.

Our  purpose  behind  the  school  visit  is  that  make  every  rural  student  aware  about  the foldscope.Students  are  very  exiting  to  learn  about  the  foldscope. with  the  help  of  students  we  prepare different  slides.

Invited talk and Demonstration of Foldscope

Invited talk and Demonstration of Foldscope to students of Alagappa University, Department of Microbiology on 15 October, 2018.   Dr. Poonam Singh/ Srinivasa Sundara Rajan R CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi

Pollen of Combretum Indicum observed under foldscope

Commonly called as Rangoon Creeper and also known as Chinese honey suckle.It is a vine with red flowers clusters and is found in Asia.It can reach from 2.5 to 8 mt.The flowers are fragnant and tubular and their colour varies from white to pink to red .It is used as herbal medicine .The flowers change…

Petals of different flowers under foldscope

I am thrilled to observe these colored cells under foldscope. The Persian blue, yellow, red and orange colored cells are from Shankapushpi, marry-gold, Rose and Chrysanthemum.   This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Pollen of Datura observed under foldscope

It is an annual shrubby plant that typically reaches a height of 0.6 to 1.5 mt .It’s stems and leaves are covered with short and soft grayish hairs,giving the whole plant a grayish appearance.The flowers are trumpet shaped.

Pollen of Pomegranate observed under foldscope

It is a fruit bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing 6 to 10 mt hight.It has multiple spiny branches and is extremely long-lived.The flowers are bright red with 3 to 7 petals.