10 Years of Tigging

This day in 2006 I was on my way back from my maiden trip to central India. A few days before, with a bunch of friends and an eyeful of dreams inspired by documentaries, I had stepped into Kanha Tiger Reserve, and got my first tiger photograph. It was a collared tigress resting in the…

Bandhavgarh in 60 Seconds

After a 17-month gestation period, I have finally managed to edit the footage I shot in Bandhavgarh in May 2013 entirely with a GoPro Hero 3 into a minute-long montage (many thanks to my good friend Phillip Ross for lending me the wonderful camera.) I present you ‘Bandhavgarh in 60 Seconds’: Watch in full HD…

Rajbehra Reminiscence

I’m just back from Bandhavgarh without a single photographable tiger encounter at Rajbehra, my favourite meadow in Bandhavgarh along with Chakradhara. In fact this entire summer, I know of only four times the Rajbehra Female (Dhiti) or one of her highly photogenic cubs have put in an appearance there during our work hours. This is…

A Certificate of Authenticity

I just received my certificate for the place I won in the 2013 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Rice Smith Awards, ending months of intense speculation that my win was a mere dream. Confirmation that I haven’t been hallucinating (phew!) The awards-edition magazine which I received along with it is utterly fabulous, easily emulating BBC Wildlife…

Smart Photography Feature!

‘Smart’ is generally not a term the average Joe employs in describing me, but Smart Photography magazine has nevertheless featured me in the February 2014 edition of the print monthly, with a mention on the front cover.  Here are some snapshots: The Smart Photography Feature, January 2014 – Pages 1 and 2 Pages 3 and…

The Ultimate Cat: A Reprise

When the golden rays shied from the dark alleys, the breeze ceased and the air stood still not to carry his scent, when his brethren remained mute and wouldn’t tell of the fire moving through the forest, my Ultimate Cat sang a silent reprise, and the dawn broke into raptures. Kanha Tiger Reserve, November 2013…

What The Wind Brought: Two Cheetahs, an Impala and a Hyena

The month of June was wet in the Masai Mara Game Reserve but the morning was clear and invigorating. Comely gazelles grazed gracefully in the expanse and goshawks preened on sun-kissed tree-branches. The wind was only a gentle zephyr wrapped around a caressing silence.Then the radio crackled to the news of a cheetah near the…

An Unlikely Success: Windland Awards 2013 Win

I’m pleased as punch to announce that this image I call ‘The Unlikely Tourist,’ has been ‘highly honoured’ in the ‘Animal Antics’ category of the 2013 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Awards. Being placed in any international competition is a reason to rejoice but what makes this win particularly exciting is being on the same roll…