A 21-day meditation on Nature to mark the lockdown in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Pocket Guide to Bandhavgarh Phraseology
As Bandhavgarh reopens to tourists for a brand-new season, I offer a quick refresher of some of my favourite terms from its unique phraseology.
Bandhavgarh Trip Report: Safaris 6 and 7
I find food for thought at Bheetri’s sighting and Sourabha finds elusive tranquility at Shesh Shaiya.
Bandhavgarh Trip Report: Safari 5
Sourabha’s first male tiger and first leopard, Kamta’s brilliance and a revival in the belief of beginner’s luck. All this in safari five.
Bandhavgarh Trip Report: Safaris 3 and 4
As clouds gathered, what was looming wasn’t rain, but the revival of memories from another era.
Bandhavgarh Trip Report: Safari 2
We had left the Dotty cubs at Sukhi Talab in the first safari. Would we find them again that evening?
Bandhavgarh Trip Report: Safari 1
In the first of a series of updates from my latest Bandhavgarh trip with Sourabha, here’s the story of how Sourabha, who had never seen tigers before, saw eight!
In this first of a series remembering tigers, presenting the only tiger I’ve ever seen who was a sage. B2.
The Tiger in the Cellar
Old Hag had an interesting story to tell me after a long time. And it has lessons in psychology.
As I’m about to revisit Bandhavgarh to see my favourite tigers, an epiphany has struck me about transience.
The Orange Ghost Miracle
Nothing out of the ordinary: just one of those days when a miracle occurs and a ghost is seen!
The Magadhi Marauder
Burly, lithe, has stripes and panache. The Mahaman Male from Magadhi.
The bounty of some days makes up for the drought of others, and on this day, another page of the Kinarwah chronicles was to be turned over for our reading pleasure. Just as we saw the Banbehi female off on the Banbehi Nallah Road, Vikas turned back to drive to Mirchani and then complete our…
Survivors at Sunrise
It was the last safari of the trip, an intentionally truncated affair, since we had a date to keep with an annoyingly punctual flight at the end of an 11-hour drive. 25 safaris, including 19 from the previous trip, had passed that year without a glimpse of Kankati’s cubs. Back in May, the first-time mother…