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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.

Animal of the Week: Red Junglefowl

Red junglefowl
Red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) Great place to see the red junglefowl: Bandhavgarh http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-tiger-photography-tour.php Known to have first domesticated at least five thousand years ago in Asia, the red junglefowl is mainly found in India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and
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Top Four Reasons You Should Visit Ranthambhore Now!

T19 Krishna and Cubs, Ranthambhore. Santosh Saligram
When the mundane makes you crave for colour, when you must foray into where your sense of adventure takes you, here are the top four reasons why that place should be Ranthambhore.   1. Tiger Density In this protected area of wilderness covered by dry deciduous forests, particularly the core tourism zones, the
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Animal of the Week: Nilgiri langur

Nilgiri langur
Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) Great place to see the Nilgiri langur: Anaimalai, Tamil Nadu, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Not only do its body’s glossy black fur and its head’s golden-brown fur make the Nilgiri langur a delight to watch, but also
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Animal of the Week: Bat-eared Fox

Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) Great place to see bat-eared fox: Masai Mara, Kenya – http://www.toehold.in/phototours/masai-mara-wildlife-photography-tour.php http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php Before talking about the bat-eared fox, here’s a small context: there are
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Why Varanasi is a Great Place for Photography

Varanasi
As one of the world’s most ancient, spiritual and continuously inhabited cities, Varanasi is a masterpiece in motion, and  the perfect muse to draw inspiration from. Here are some vistas from Toehold Skipper Rajiv Shyamsundar that show you why.   Stubborn edges, too, become blurry lines upon
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Animal of the Week: Stripe-necked Mongoose

Stripe-necked mongoose
Stripe-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) Great place to see Stripe-necked mongoose: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php Try not to turn green with envy when you see this mammal maintaining its rusty-brown furry exterior like it’s always fresh out of a salon,
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Living the Idea of ‘Living the Moment’: Jayasree Narasimhan

Living the Moment in the Wild
Not often does a conversation transcend its worldly purpose to become a space in which you can share your thoughts freely and be yourself. But with our patron Jayasree, what can begin as an exchange of ideas of photography and experience in the wild can become a tête-à-tête in which a sweeping love for life brims
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Animal of the Week: Colobus

Colobus
Black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza) Great place to see it: Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Africa: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php Now this style is something you wouldn’t get to see on reputed fashion ramps anywhere in the world. This style is indifferent to attention; it’s only
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Understanding Causes and Effects in New Light: Anshuman Kumar

To see everything in new light… a simple thought of carrying a DSLR on a family trip to Kerala became the perfect first step of a journey that’s still going on, taking new paths time and again. Anshuman’s love for photography began in 2009 and he hasn’t looked back ever since. When he travelled to Kerala
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