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A Parade to Watch out for…  
December 18th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

A Parade to Watch out for…

With the ‘Great Elephant Congregation’ at Kabini just a few months away, it would be nice to take a closer look at these massive mammals. Interestingly, the collective noun for elephants is ‘Parade’, and sure enough, it is one stunning parade that these mighty creatures put up for those who visit Kabini right before summer. Read more

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The Blue Gymnast!  
November 14th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Blue Gymnast!

The Indian Roller (earlier known as the ‘Blue Jay’) is a bird so unique that it has the honour of being the state bird of four large states in India – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa.

This small passerine acquires its name from the brilliant rolls, dives and aerobatic manoeuvres it displays during the act of courtship. These stunning actions coupled with a display of its bright blue wings is a sight to behold.

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A Fight to the Finish!  
October 27th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

A Fight to the Finish!

I have written a series of posts about the extraordinary bond that exists between a mother and her offspring in the wild. Most often this special bond is not visible to the casual observer, especially in the case of the deer family, as it is quite challenging to read any emotion into their faces. However, on rare occasions, we get to witness this special bond manifesting itself into raw courage and this almost always involves the prospect of death. Read more

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Kabini’s Jewels!  
June 13th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Kabini’s Jewels!

Most visitors to Kabini are interested in the safaris. And who can blame them? However, this obsession with safaris has a downside too; most of them miss the wealth of nature that surrounds them even outside the park. Read more

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Missing the Rain…  
May 29th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Missing the Rain…

Bangalore has been extremely hot over the past week, and as I sit sweating besides my computer, I can’t help but allow my mind to wander a bit. It should come as no surprise that my mind takes me back to Kabini in the monsoon. 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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Snakes, not Snacks!  
January 7th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Snakes, not Snacks!

Any roadside hotel worth its name, or for that matter, even some in metropolitan areas in India, have a habit of serving ‘ Snakes’ . Don’t be alarmed, what they actually mean are ‘Snacks’. Read more

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Signs and Omens – 2  
December 23rd, 2013 by Vikram Nanjappa

Signs and Omens – 2

I had decided to follow the Balle River towards Bisalwadi. It is not a much frequented route, and hence a favourite with me. By the time I exited the park, I got to see some Sambar and a pack of Wild Dogs, my favourite predator. Read more

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Signs and Omens – 1  
December 10th, 2013 by Vikram Nanjappa

Signs and Omens – 1

Why is it that people who live close to nature are superstitious? Most people these days look down on superstition as if it was an affliction of a diseased mind. However, I find myself in disagreement with them as I have my fair share of ‘good signs’ and ‘bad omens’. Read more

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