Migratory Birds In India

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats celebrated on second Saturday of months May and October. 13th October 2018 is the World Migratory Bird Day. I am an accidental birder really. Inclination is not the question, but time is. I would love…

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Mysterious woods

In Photos: Jim Corbett National Park

What begins as a quest for the magnificent striped jungle cat ends in marveling at the beauty of the forest. I would have loved to meet the tiger in its natural habitat, but the fresh air, the bird songs, the mysterious woods all make up for that one missed sighting. Here are few glimpses from…

Jim Corbett with his hunt

In The Land Of Jim Corbett

Known for killing man-eater leopards and tigers of Kumaon region, Jim Corbett's legend lives on in stories of his hunting expeditions, his house and a single barrel muzzle-load gun in Choti Haldwani, a village that Corbett adopted. The Corbett family home at Kaladhungi, is now a little museum that gives glimpses of hunter-tracker-conservationist's trysts with man-eaters. Jim…

J for Jungle Stories

What is it with me and my adventurous trips to jungles or the National Reserve Forests.....I never get to see the lions and tigers....just their paw prints and local stories from safari guides!! I always get to see the peacocks, the deer and elephants! As a kid my parents had travelled to Nainital and dragged us…