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Sourabha Rao

Sourabha is a staff writer at Toehold who dexterously gives verbal form to the inexpressible, and with her passion for travel, weaves immersive stories that transcend space and dissolve time.

World Elephant Day: Tiny Love Notes to Mighty Mammals

Elephant
How many words could possibly contain all the love and marvel and reverence that the elephant gently hammer into our hearts, as it were, inadvertently? And what else can we do but still make attempts to sing of their might and beauty sincerely? This is one such effort, if you may, on World Elephant Day. […]
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Animal of the Week: Lion-tailed Macaque, Anaimalai

lion-tailed macaque
Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) Great place to see the  lion-tailed macaque: Anaimalai, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Endemic to the Western Ghats of South India, lion-tailed macaque is an Old World monkey that’s a diurnal, territorial rainforest
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Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Pushkar Visit

There couldn’t be a ‘fairer’ opportunity than this for an explorer-photographer: we share with you five tips that can make your visit to the world-famous Pushkar Fair a memorable one. 1. Be Early to Rise and Late to Retire.     One of the best details of being in Pushkar during the fair is the […]
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Animal of the Week: Indian Jackal

Kanha
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus) Great place to see it: Bandhavgarh and Kanha, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-kanha-tiger-photography-tour.php A golden-brown lump moving against the wintry backdrop of green forests of Bandhavgarh and Kanha is one of the many reasons why you should be there
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Animal of the Week: Gaur

Gaur
Gaur (Bos gaurus) Great place to see the gaur: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php The tallest of all the wild cattle species and the largest extant bovine, the gaur is native to Southeast Asia and South Asia. This massive and strong mammal, with its curved horns,
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Emergence of Aesthetic Subtleties: Rahul Rekapalli

Photography
A seemingly small decision can sometimes propel a great story. Here’s one such, of Toehold Patron, Rahul Rekapalli, using a fortuitous gift to express his gifts! When Rahul’s father gifted him a Kodak camera, little did he know that he had just set the foundation for a great journey. And Rahul has
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Varanasi April 2017 Photography Tour in Pictures

Varanasi
Our April-May 2017 Varanasi Tour was an intense spiritual experience. And here are 10 pictures that show how productive it was!   1. Sunrise on the banks   A boat moored to the banks of the sacred Ganga, awaiting its turn for tranquil sailing on the waters turning gold in the morning sun. When Skipper
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Ladakh July 2017 Travel Photography Tour in Pictures

Ladakh
This inebriation doesn’t wane away. It lingers on and follows even when one wanders away from what causes it. This is the kind of insobriety that one doesn’t have to worry about. Ladakh – a paradise of mountains and valleys in Kashmir – is what we are talking about. And this year, our High on […]
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Animal of the Week: Giant Otter

giant otter
Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) Great place to see the giant otter: Pantanal, Brazil http://www.toehold.in/phototours/pantanal-jaguar-photography-expedition.php The noisiest in the otter family, the giant otter is a peaceful but territorial and social species. It lives mostly in Pantanal and along the Amazon
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