Kabini Experiences

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Kabini! An ancient land moulded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. The name says it all – an anglicised version of a word that takes one back centuries into ancient India– Kapila! And like ancient India this is a land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge.

In this Blog on Kabini we take you on a long and leisurely journey, much like the meandering Kabini River, through this ancient land which has been witness to mainstream and tribal synergy with a dash of colonial legacy thrown in for good measure. And as fellow travelers we invite you to share your own experiences of this journey of discovery.

Snakes not Snacks – 5  
April 19th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Snakes not Snacks – 5

In my last post, I introduced you to a tough guy and his wannabe imposter. This time, allow me to introduce you to another unique snake that one can bump into in Kabini. Read more

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David and Goliath…  
April 12th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

David and Goliath…

We have all heard of the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which a young David defeats and then slays the giant Goliath in battle. The story is now synonymous with overcoming great odds with courage and conviction. Read more

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The Big Bite  
April 3rd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Big Bite

What happens when you bite off more than you can chew? Well, nothing but a waste of time for the biter, a harrowing and sometimes, fatal experience for the bitten and a brilliant photo opportunity for the lucky photographer. Read more

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The Chirpy Bulbuls  
March 27th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Chirpy Bulbuls

The Persian word ‘Bolbol’ is supposed to be the origin of the now common term – Bulbul. Meaning a ‘Nightingale’ in the Persian language, this small little passerine with a chirpy sweet voice is possibly a deserving avian for this name. A Passerine, Bulbuls generally have short wings and a long tail. Read more

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How It All Began…  
March 21st, 2014 by Vaishnavi Rajan

How It All Began…

Behind every successful story, there would definitely be a memorable beginning. Similarly, behind a person’s passion, there would surely be a motivating factor. This was proven right in my case. Read more

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The Wannabe Imposter…  
March 14th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

The Wannabe Imposter…

How many of us have run into people who imitate the mannerisms and the ‘look’ of a certain type of person to try and pass themselves off as one of them in a vain attempt to fool those around them? Read more

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Tough Guys  
March 4th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Tough Guys

In my last post, I introduced you to the supermodel of Kabini, and I hope you enjoyed meeting her. While I appreciate all kinds of snakes and people (it take all sorts to make a world), there are a few types around whom I tend to mind my p’s and q’s. Read more

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Tigerpie!  
February 28th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Tigerpie!

Treepies look a lot like Magpies in shape, and belong to the Corvidae (crow) family. Read more

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Defying the Laws of Science – Part 2  
February 20th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Defying the Laws of Science – Part 2

Continuing with the mystic charm around the owls, let’s take a peek at the importance of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Hindu civilizations attributed to this bird.

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Snakes, not Snacks – 4  
February 14th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Snakes, not Snacks – 4

This is a unique specimen and a favourite of mine. I consider her (I always think of them as female, and I am sure that so will you once I finish describing them) the supermodel of Kabini, the showstopper of showstoppers. Beautiful, slender, graceful and like all things beautiful, a joy to watch.  Read more

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