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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jungle Lore : A Birding Lodge !
The concept of a Birding Lodge : A birding lodge/resort basically refers to a property where birders can find accommodation and enjoy watching birds in the nearby environment. In other words, humans and birds would co-exist together in the same property. In order to ensure that birds do live in the resort, the managing staff […]
Birding in Pangot
It is always a great feeling to visit newer places and discover newer birds. This September, I got an opportunity to visit Kumeria, Mohan (Corbett National Park Outskirts) followed by Pangot and Sattal. The trip was organised and sponsored by Asian Adventures India and I was accompanied by Anirban Da. Birding in this part of Uttarakhand […]