Author: mayank

Author: mayank

On the trail of the elusive Fishing Cat

My love for wild cats was triggered on my first trip to the forests of Central India. That first sight of a majestic Royal Bengal Tiger walking through the undergrowth, was the beginning of a lifelong affair. There is something intensely alluring about the Panthera species, that makes wildlife lovers like me go back to […]

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India’s first Green Village

The love that the Angami Nagas hold for their lands is legendary. Having lived off the bounty of Dzukou for ages, their relationship with the valley is so intimate that they would rather lay down their lives than let outsiders set foot on their soil. So, nearly two centuries ago, when British forces invaded the […]

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A Date with the Dachigam Bears

I had always heard that the most ill-tempered beasts one could hope (not) to encounter in the wild are mighty elephants and unpredictable bears. But then, my idea of exploring a forest was never on foot. It was always inside the safety of a vehicle, where, if things went south, at least I had a […]

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What I learnt photographing a school for children with special needs

Interacting with kids has always come naturally to me. In fact, to be honest, I enjoy their company more than my own tribe. They have a wild imagination, ask silly questions and will go about their antics completely oblivious of others. Moreover, there is no pretense to them, are ever curious and always itching to […]

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Bali under the glow of neon lights

All cities exist in between the pages of a guidebook. The popular landmarks to be caught, the cuisines to be tried and souvenirs to be bought. But that’s not all there is to a city. It exists beyond the gates of these obvious offerings. Out on the streets, in tiny alleys and local hideouts. I […]

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