Does the Peace Rock really exist ?

  “When water is plentiful, the laws of nature and the jungle are as they should be. However, when a drought causes water to be scarce, the effects impact villagers, the habitat and even the “law of the jungle.”  What is the Peace Rock ? In his The Jungle Book , Rudyard Kipling demonstrated a beautiful Read More

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Tadoba : The Land of Tigers

Ever since I was a child, my dad would tell me stories about his experiences in Tadoba. Back then in 2000s, the reserve wasn’t as popular as it is today. But every time I listened to him, I could only imagine how beautiful and diverse the forest was and my desire to visit the place Read More

Common Snipe

Birding in Mangalajodi

About Mangalajodi : Located in the northern banks of the famous Chilka Lake, Mangalajodi is just 68 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. It is a fresh water zone which is interconnected by several channels (both natural and man-made). When winter sets in, Mangalajodi witnesses the approach of a large number of migratory birds (mostly waders). Consequently, it becomes Read More

Gurudongmar Lake

Sikkim and Me

Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.   –  Tyler Knott Many people believe that we have a lot to learn from mountains or that they teach us plenty of stuff. Read More


Some Glimpses from Madhya Pradesh

Recently, I had been to Madhya Pradesh, popularly known as ‘The Heart of India’ and I must say that I was amazed at the diversity and variety of places to visit in the state. Starting from the holy Hindu temples at Khajuraho and Ujjain to the early man caves at Bhimbhetka, Madhya Pradesh has a Read More

Greater Yellownape

A Few Woodpeckers

The Indian Subcontinent is home to 30 species of woodpeckers (belonging to the family Picidae). Over the last few years, I have managed to spot and photograph a few of them. In India, they vary in sizes from small Pygmy Woodpeckers (13cm) to the Great Slaty Woodpecker(58cm). An interesting observation on these birds are their Read More

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