Birds of Different Feathers

Chhavi and I recently went to Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. This is the first daughter-mother trip of 2014. I hope we are going to do many more trips this year. We had a good time. This post is a collection of birds from the area. We stayed at the Tiger Den which is a … Read more

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Birds from the Hail Himalayas

Bird watching is a late hobby of mine but it is one that is going to stay with me. On many trips, I just do not get time to click any birds. Not so at Hail Himalayas. I saw many and managed to click three birds, two of them for the first time. I saw this … Read more

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The Waterfall Trek with Hail Himalayas

I love walking, there is so therapeutic about it. To me a nice holiday always includes a walk. And the holiday with Hail Himalayas (on invitation) was super nice because it included a trek to a waterfall. It was a nice, clear day with blue skies. While walking it is also never too cold. Jeevak, … Read more

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A Bird in the Bush

This post is a compilation of birds I spotted recently. Birds and my daughter both don’t like getting photographed. You have to trick them into it. You have to be gentle around them, you have to pretend that you are not interested in taking a picture or better still you have to try and become … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- A Jungle Owlet

Birds (and other animals) are master of camouflage. While walking on the roads of Rishikesh, early one morning I thought there was something irregular within the pattern of the tree. After zooming from a distance I could see the Jungle Owlet clearly. I also knew from that distance it would not make for a good … Read more

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A Fleeting Glimpse of Pushkar

When the good folks at Sewara Hospitality asked me if I would like to visit their Pushkar Resort I was quite happy. I picked up the long weekend due to Eid as my date. I was taking a Volvo to Ajmer from Bikaner House. I was traveling with Ambica from The Humming Notes. The weather was … Read more

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A Peahen

I clicked this Peahen at the terrace of Suryagarh. When I was a student in Rajasthan (did my undergrad and postgraduate studies) there were peacocks all around the campus. And what a racket they make when they call each-other. A Peahen at the terrace, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer It is so surprising to remember that in college … Read more

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White Cheeked Barbet at Alappuzha, Kerala

I am now back from my trip to Kerala with Travespire. If you are looking for off beat experiences you should try Travspire, they know just the places that will leave you spellbound. My plane landed past 11.00 pm yesterday and I was at work today morning, so not much rational writing is possible at … Read more

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Yellow Billed Hornbill

I have a love-hate relationship with bird photography. I love photographing birds and I hate the amount of trouble they give me in taking pictures. Yellow Billed Hornbill, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa However I do get lucky sometimes, like when I clicked this Yellow Billed Hornbill (described as flying bananas by our guide Erick) … Read more

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Crested Barbet- Birds of South Africa

I love birds, I really truly love bird watching. But it is an infinitely frustrating exercise as well, particularly if you are in a hurry. And it seems on almost all my trips I am in a hurry. Crested Barbet, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa So look at this at this Crested Barbet. I mean … Read more

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