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THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE WINGED BUDDHA

I and my friends were excited when we got the opportunity to visit the Thattekad Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, described by the renowned ornithologist as the richest bird habitat in Peninsular India. The Malayalam word ‘Thattekad’ means flat forest. The…

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A TIGER, A TREEPIE, AND A TAWNY COSTER

It was exciting to return to college after 16 years. I was accompanied by a bubbly bunch of 5 students. We were out chasing birds and butterflies, except that we didn’t bunk class to do it. We wanted to explore…

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BLUSHING BALLET DANCERS ON A BLUE DAIS

Surrounded by the urban jungle, I longed for the sight of an azure lake. Luckily, I found great company in a bunch of birding enthusiasts, many of whom were IT folks with expensive cameras. I was content with my Canon…

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A BLACK RAJAH ON A COAT BUTTON

There are fairies on earth. They flutter around flowers and tempt you to touch their vibrant wings. Butterflies are magical little creatures make your heart go pitter-patter. I looked forward to meeting lakhs of these beauties at a butterfly park…

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STARLINGS AND SUNSHINE

Not even the scorching summer can hold me back from my birding adventures, especially when an enthusiastic bunch of amateur birdwatchers counts on me to lead them. We set out with hats, sunscreen and all our summer essentials, to a…

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THE WORLD OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

The World Outside My Window is Ruskin Bond’s book, which captures the interesting facts of flora and fauna in Indian peninsular. This book takes you to the little world of nature from a firefly insect to the great tall trees…

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