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November 8, 2018

“The clearest way into the universe is through the forest wilderness” says John Muir.

I am steadily realizing this in the past one decade. Growing up on the banks of the beautiful river Thamirabarani originating in the Western Ghats in South India, my high school vacati...

November 5, 2018

It was a hot summer day in June of 1984, perspiring from a hectic game of soccer I trudged into my school library a skinny sixth grader. The break time gong had sounded, much like a death knell for an exciting soccer game. Though I was not complaining as I loved visiti...

March 26, 2018

Perhaps it is difficult to imagine being introduced to conservation and environmental studies through tales of hunting. The apparent paradox is undeniable and stark. Now, think of a four-year-old being told to read narratives of a brave hunter, who battled nasty tigers...

February 8, 2018

Ever since I can remember, I've been drawn to the forests surrounding my home in Bangalore. Looking back, I think the grandeur of this escape from a confused childhood came from the tales my grandfather, who was a doctor, reeled off of the forests and his friends' skir...

February 2, 2018

Jungles have always fascinated me from my childhood when my grandfather was DFO at Ooty in 50s. I saw my first tiger as a five year old on the road to the upper Kargudi guest house. Then my father presented me the book Maneaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. I got hooked t...

January 26, 2018

This is the story of my mother-in – law’s childhood which was spent in Bangalore. Her name is Alicia Briggs but she is affectionately called Bunni. Her family was originally from Scotland but has been in India for three generations. I have always enjoyed listening to h...

January 13, 2018

Deepak Misra reminisces about his fascination with the books of Kenneth Anderson and his meetings with Donald Anderson.

January 10, 2018

Rags Raghavan explains how shikar literature influenced him and his dream of meeting Donald Anderson.

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