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.
Tag: Indian Wildlife
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 the second part of the Remembering Tigers series, a tiger who has the word ‘CAT’ on his forehead and loves to walk in public.
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.
The Orange Ghost Miracle
Nothing out of the ordinary: just one of those days when a miracle occurs and a ghost is seen!
Meet a guided missile with premium-apparel branding.
Enlightenment under a Banyan
As Arrowhead sat meditating under a banyan tree, it was quite someone else who was enlightened.
The Magadhi Marauder
Burly, lithe, has stripes and panache. The Mahaman Male from Magadhi.
Dates with a Star
When I draw under starless skies memories of midday mimes, on sunlit days and a fairy land, the fondly kept tell vivid tales of a deathless date. For the present is so vast that in it even the past resides. There was an untanned patch of hallow ground, from which there sprang grass green and…
How does it feel to see a wild tiger?
So how does it feel to see a wild tiger? I could tell you that waiting for a tiger to emerge feels like watching raindrops trickle off a roofline while awaiting your beloved – a wistful longing fanned by sweet anticipation. But that wouldn’t let you know what it’s like to melt in your own…
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…