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On Assignment in India

I never dreamt of going to India, in fact it was so far off my radar that I had absolutely no prior conceptions or expectations. It did not even feature on my creased and coffee stained map of the world, which forever lies sprawled out on my bedroom floor. In my dreams I had journeyed to far off lands, conversing in tongues that have yet to be jotted down in pen. I had battled the rough seas and traipsed deep gorges. I was an explorer. Read More On Assignment in India »

Sultan the Tiger Cub

He was first discovered in the company of his mother Noor (T39), the reigning tigress of the Sultanpur area, on a hot summer day in 2012. About 4 months old at the time, he was ready to stare down jeeps and canters even at that young age. For that reason, he was named Sultan, a title associated with kings and emperors, one which signifies authority. Read More Sultan the Tiger Cub »

Holi and Ranthambhore

The festival of Holi formally ushers in basant or spring in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated across India with colours. The occasion remembers the devotion of Prince Prahlada (a devotee of Vishnu) and his conquest of evil through the burning of Holika, the sister of the demon-king Hiranyakashyap. The end of oppression and tyranny is subtly linked with the beginning of joyous spring. For many, offerings are made to a bonfire on the eve of Holi day; symbolic offerings that see off winter and welcome spring. Read More Holi and Ranthambhore »

Not Just another Tiger

The death of Qualji’s reigning tigress Meera (T37) and companion of the area’s formidable male Fateh (T42) was an unexpected and saddening event. The official report of the autopsy is still awaited, nonetheless from statements issued by officials after the post-mortem we believe that the death was caused by multiple organ failure leading to a massive cardiac arrest. Cirrhosis of the liver, excessive fat deposits and a subsequent haemorrhaging of vital organs compounded the problem. No traces of toxins were found in the body. Read More Not Just another Tiger »