Introducing a lovely series of reminiscences from Andy’s travels in Kutch from the winter of 2018. Stay tuned. Continue reading Kutch Diaries: A whiff of the Rann
A morning safari at Kruger evokes the question: What if animals thought as humans did? Continue reading When the search ends – musings from Kruger
Thirty-five hours of flying and layovers are not good news for anybody’s carbon footprint, but if that is the price to pay for a peep into Amazonia, this sigh-filled travelogue is redemption enough. GAYATRI HAZARIKA can’t help gushing as she describes the biodiversity she encountered on her sojourn in Peru’s rainforest paradise Continue reading Tropical Trance – Seduced by the Peruvian Amazonia
Fluffy and tubby, the Indian Giant Squirrel is a treat to watch anywhere you may wander in the forests of peninsular India Continue reading Encounter: Indian Giant Squirrel
If we as a people so revere nature, why do we go to so much trouble to disfigure it? The view from Kavala Caves, Dandeli Is there a legit word ending in “phobia” for the fear of being ripped off? Whatever it is, it was on our minds when we set out early in the morning from Dandeli’s Kulgi Nature Camp for a safari. Safaris are always dubious deals – at the outset you are force-fed the disclaimer that every sighting banks on “good luck”, which is thereafter effectively neutralised by the grunting and gnashing diesel vehicle that ferries you … Continue reading All’s not well in the bat-cave
Anand Yegnaswami witnesses a bizarre encounter between a spider and a wasp and stumbles into a freakish discovery of manipulation in animals Mind manipulation is not new to many of us, considering we have watched Jedi Mind Tricks, read about … Continue reading We don’t need no thought control!
Ladakh’s bleak and bare landscape springs to joyous life when Himalayan Marmots, these oversized ground squirrels, come out to play. Continue reading Encounter: The Himalayan Marmot
“Tusker!” The cry stopped the safari vehicle in its tracks. About 20 tourists gawked at the picture of splendour, like a dark raincloud in a starless sky, chomping on shoots in a grassy verge beside the bamboo forest. On our … Continue reading A jumbo-size problem