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Ranthambhore April 2017 (Batch 2) Trip Report

Tiger cub, Ranthambhore
50 sightings of 15 individual tigers in five different zones seems like the synopsis of a fairy tale. Yet, those are exactly the numbers the group was left with after the Ranthambhore Full Day Tour! And in the few moments when the tigers weren’t in attendance, the other jungle denizens enchanted their
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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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Kabini February 2017 Trip Report

Kabini Wildlife Photography Tour
Kabini has been a consistently productive wildlife Photo Tour and the sightings in the depths of its nuanced green forests and meditative backwaters have been dramatic and exhilarating in every sense of the words. In February 2017, the participants of The Leopard’s Lair Kabini Photography Tour had yet again a
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January 2016 Kaziranga Trip Report – Part 2

Water Buffalo, Kaziranga
After an overwhelmingly productive beginning to the Tour in Nameri, the group drove to Kaziranga. And it’d mesmerise them with the infinite beauty it contained in its confined wilderness. When the group entered Kaziranga, they saw rhinos on the left side of the road, and stopped to climb a watchtower. Many
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This Winter, Discover India the Toehold Way!

Winter is coming… and it’s going to be a ton of fun! We compile a list of the ‘hot’ places you can visit this cold season. Pack your bags and let the balmy travel experiences keep you warm in different parts of India this winter!   1. Nagaland In the dense green mountain forests of […]
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The Geography of Freedom: India’s Amazing Natural Habitats

The seventh largest country in the world is also a world of many a geographical marvel. From the Himalayan heights to the Kerala coast, India is geographically diverse to her gills. This Independence Day, we celebrate the natural beauty of the land that was returned to its people on this day, and map out how
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Elephants: A Visual Tribute

They’re the world’s largest land-mammals.  Their presence is imposing but also poetic. They’re gentle, gigantic and endangered. They’re elephants.  And this is a visual tribute to them.   From the vast marshy expanses of Amboseli to the tropical rainforests of India, not only do they
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Sentient Snippets: Week 11

This week on Sentient Snippets: awakening languor, silence-inducing poetry, joy-evoking play, voices in the dark, purposeless ruins, and windows to new worlds.   These beauties decorated in stripes never go out of style even when they are just relaxing, their posture never compromising on composure, and their
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The Alluring Depths of Forests Never Stop Calling: Nandhagopan

It’s true that in many a story, venturing out to forests and into the wild begins as a respite from the mundane, clockwork life we’re accustomed to, in the cities. Nonetheless, each story is worth telling, worth shared. And this week, we bring you one such story – Nandhagopan’s journey as a photographer. While the
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