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THE BIRDMAN OF INDIA

Happy 125th birthday. Today is the 125th birth celebration of renowned ornithologist Salim Ali. Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali was born in Mumbai on 12 November 1896. He spent almost his entire life devoted to Ornithology (study of birdwatching) that made…

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SPOTTING THE SPOTTED OWL

I was on a weekend bird watching expedition at a sanctuary in South India. My mission was to click the Spotted Owl, which I’d (pardon the pun) spotted there on my last trip. It was 4 am, it was pouring,…

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THE JUNGLE RETREAT, WAYANAD

It’s a one-and-half hour journey from Calicut Airport to Vythiri Resort, Wayanad.  This resort is situated in the middle of Western Ghats bordering Kerala and Tamil Nadu at an altitude ranging from 700 to 2100 meters. At this exotic jungle…

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