“Nature doesn’t promise you anything – an afterlife, rewards for good behaviour, protection from enemies, wealth, happiness, progeny, all the things human desire and pray for. No, Nature does not promise these things. Nature is a reward in itself.” – The Book of Nature, Ruskin Bond Day 1: Notes from Mother Forest The Adventure… Read More Kanha Diaries Part 1: A Blissful Voyage to the Wild
I think I was an amaltas tree in my last life. Why else does a frisson run up my spine each time I look at that fount of yellow sprinklers? If you want to see Nature manifest its generosity, amaltas (Indian laburnum or Cassia fistula) can be a good study. By early April leaves shed and… Read More I was a tree in my last life!
Our first afternoon at Kanha Earth Lodge was what precious memories are made of. We reached the lodge after a long-winding road trip. The warmth and hospitality of the staff was enough to soothe those tired nerves. As was the lip-smacking, delicious Bhopali thaali (the local fare) lunch. But, the icing on the cake and… Read More Melt in Your Mouth, Honey Basil Ice-Cream: Summers Won’t Be The Same Again
Central India boasts of almost 450 species of birds, spread over it’s stunning landscape. Here is an introduction of a few multi-faceted winged wonders or star birds of the Central Indian forests. These pristine forests are also home to several star species, a few threatened and lesser known varieties of birds. In this chronicle, we… Read More A Fascinating Guide To the Ten Star Birds of Central India