Tigers

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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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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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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How Does It Feel to See a Wild Tiger?

So how does it feel, approximately, to see a wild tiger? We could tell you that waiting for a tiger to emerge feels like watching raindrops trickle off a roofline while awaiting your beloved – a wistful longing fanned by sweet anticipation. But that wouldn’t let you know what it’s like to melt in your […]
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Glossary of Bandhavgarh Expressions

Bandhavgarh’s human inhabitants are articulate and imaginative with word usage, so there are many words and phrases endemic to it.  Here’s the beginner’s pocket-glossary to the commonest of them in regular circulation. 1. मिला कुछ? Transliterated: Mila kuch? Structurally: Interrogative sentence
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Busted: Five Commonest Myths about Tigers

Tiger, Corbett
Tigers have for millennia inspired awe, admiration and reverence.  And their secretive nature has for long fostered numerous myths and misconceptions about their behaviour.  We take the five commonest myths and bust them in public interest. Myth 1: It’s dangerous to be in tiger country in an open vehicle.  
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Bandhavgarh March 2015 Trip Report

Rajbehra Female Cub
The forest was biding its time to be held by a shivering moonbeam.  It was a world brimming with lyrical metaphors… The Toehold troupe reached Bandhavgarh, accompanied by Skipper Phillip Ross, and settled in at the hotel.  Sleep didn’t come easy, in the wake of the exciting times anticipated over the
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Allured by Avian Beauty: Srihari Krishnamurthy

Pied Kingfisher
When the photographer in you catches up with the explorer that you already are, then every moment of anticipation brings a bit of the future to the present, so that you fail not to freeze it into a frame. Srihari Krishnamurthy, a long-time Toehold patron, is a devoted lover of nature who knows how to […]
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