Cloaked in sleek night and windy stripes, Slinking, barely rustling, an arrow taut in the string of a bow, A heady scent on the breeze, old blood and rotting flesh, Cheetal bark, tails flashing, legs leaping, Fangs flash silver, hunting knives, Rounded pugmarks pressed into the moist earth, a promise. Whiplash! A snake-like tail flashes…
A Life (minus) Wildlife (thank you COVID-19…) – Updates
Hello folks! Thanks for following me and being such a wonderful support system over the past 4 years since I got this blog - now my personal/professional website - up and running! It really means a lot to me. Life has been overwhelmingly busy these past few months. I was lucky enough to be surrounded…
2019: The Year of the Written Word
It has been quite a journey for me as a writer since the beginning of 2019. 2019 has truly been a year of growth as a writer and as a scientist. I joined the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, as a researcher in January 2019, and have found my…
One Last Dance: The Fate of Manipur’s Dancing Deer
My article published in Current Conservation magazine in Nov 2019 on the fate of Manipur's sangai, the dancing deer. You'll find links to beautiful videos on this rare species at the end of the article as well...
Desert Carnival: Experiencing Rajasthan’s Annual Pushkar Camel Mela
The landscape is a myriad of colours, pulsing with life, dazzling, radiant. A burst of chaos amidst a sea of sand and Prosopis. My nostrils flare to absorb the unfamiliar mixture of smells, from camel hide to tanned leather to sweetmeats to sweaty horse to cattle droppings that litter the sandy soil.
The Perils of Being a Wildlife Tourist: Pt. 3 – Nagarahole
Part 3 of my tourism woes 4 part series...this time, a record of my (mis)adventures in Nagarahole TR
The Perils of Being a Wildlife Tourist Pt. 2: Bandipur
Part 2 in a four-part series on my experiences with being a tourist/wildlife scientist in India's tiger reserves. Read on to find out about how I fared in Bandipur...
The Perils of Being a Wildlife Tourist Pt. 1: Ranthambhore
What happens when a wildlife scientist turns tourist on a safari? Find out in this four- part story. Part 1 - Ranthambhore - is below
Hidden Jewels of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve
A virtual safari through Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka...hop on aboard!
Sirsi Diaries: Fieldwork in the Lap of the Aghanashini
A photostory of my field experiences in the Aghanashini Basin in Uttara Kannada dist., Sirsi taluk, Karnataka