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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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The Inexorable Messages of the Heart: Jaina Tolia

Since childhood, Jaina Tolia had blissfully given in to the mysterious spell that the forests cast on a traveller. But a few years ago she decided to take up photography, and ever since, she’s captured some tangible magical moments that the wild always contains in its womb. In 2014, Jaina completed a Toehold
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Seven Things to Do in the Mara during the Migration

The Mara is a land of millions at Migration time, and there are almost as many things to do. We pick just seven of them – one for each day of our Great Migration Tour, perhaps! 1. Plunge into an ocean of emotions! Plunge deep into the ocean of emotions that make your heart skip […]
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Sentient Snippets: Week 6

This week on Sentient Snippets: sublime sights, sleeping beauties, dead stones, muted tones, and a spectrum of emotions.   By the savagely beautiful folds of hillocks, under a colourful riot that the sky is, is a meditating lake. How vast the spectrum of your emotions can get between the contained being of
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Big Cat Week – A Feature

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As Big Cat Week is awaited with bated breath, the Toehold Photo Tour, which takes you to the overwhelmingly beautiful land of the Mara with all its charismatic feline denizens, is all set to leave you speechless with its enormous range of wild beings. And to prepare you for the spellbinding experience, here are a
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Great Migration August 2014 Tour Report

The participants knew that the Great Migration was the mother of all mammal congregations on the planet.  But they were just going to find out why it’s truly special. A side-striped jackal stood broadside in the late-afternoon sun, with the grass, now browning, swaying gently in the evening wind.    
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Kenya May 2014 Tour Report: Masai Mara

The morning began early for the group as they made their way to Lake Naivasha for birding, and found yellow-billed storks, African fish eagles, pelicans, cormorants and pied kingfishers.  Hippos and waterbucks were in residence too. Then they drove to the Mara, and made some closeups of a topi without much ado.  A
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Kenya May 2014 Tour Report: Nakuru

Day three dawned, and the group took the long drive to reach Lake Nakuru by evening.  En route to the lodge, they drove around, and at first found an impala.  Within five minutes of entering the park, they were watching a white rhino on a meadow with the backdrop of a fever forest.  Just then, […]
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Kenya May 2014 Tour Report: Amboseli

Fourteen people fell in love with the same thing at the same time. Toehold’s Sachin Rai facilitated this romance with Kenya through a Tour that packed it all. As always the group checked in to a Nairobi hotel and stayed overnight, relaxing their tired bodies from the six-hour flight that had got them across the
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