wildlife

Sentient Snippets: Week 5

This week on Sentient Snippets: leaps of joy, life on the edge, tunes of truth, exquisite universes, and radiant secrets.   A luminous joy glows in the eyes, when these changing dark forms appear as the evening prayerfully collapses into the lap of a night. Remember it, remember it, remember it, you think.
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When a Hobby Becomes an Obsession: Sunny Roy

About six years ago, when Mr. Roy was leafing through the pages of National Geographic Magazine, his zest for a new hobby had found a clear direction: photography thus became the calling of another man who decided to teach himself the art of making images. Sunny Roy began reading everything he could about
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Specificity of Certain Joys: Sanjay Keswani

An effortless translation of passion into art – that’s the story of Sanjay Keswani. Sanjay’s dealing with hotel management brought him an opportunity four years ago, which got him into food photography, and that grew as a new-found passion for a man who is always ready to allow himself new experiences. Once he
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Sentient Snippets – Week 1

This week on Sentient Snippets is beauty beyond the senses, untamed spirits, unknown realms, wondering eyes, and mortality over morality.   There is learning here, like a fervent confession of one’s own heart, that there is a certain kind of solitude that remains unaffected even in togetherness. And that’s
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Interpreting a Scene Unfolding Itself: Amey Kulkarni

Using a point-and-shoot camera, Amey Kulkarni began his casual journey through photography about four years ago. Then a trip to Ladakh with a DSLR camera changed it all. Mr. Kulkarni has been fascinated by wildlife since his childhood, and once he realised that there was no better way to capture special moments in
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Four Things Your Kids Can Learn from African Mammals

Deep in the behaviour of African mammals lie hidden lessons our children can learn.  We pick the top four. 1. How to be comfortable with who you are. Hyenas may not win fashion contests (although we think they’re perfectly beautiful) or enjoy the fanatical following that the cats command.  But they
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2015 Kenya Kids Camp Report

Explore the world with a child-like curiosity, they say. But when a group of children started to take on the beauty of wildlife in Africa with their cameras and recklessly inquisitive eyes, we were certain that their perspectives and interpretations didn’t have anything to do with age. The group, along with the
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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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In Synchrony with Nature: Rana Roy Choudhury

Polar Bear Scape, Svalbard
For someone hailing from the City of Joy, capturing the soul of a place, always in the blur of bustling streets at a time when cameras were a luxury to own and formal guidance on photography wasn’t available, photography has meant more than just a hobby. Toehold Patron Rana Roy Choudhury has been passionate about
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The Delightful Eight: The Most Spectacular Birds of Costa Rica

Sometimes, life is in the hovering, in the rapidness of wing-flapping, in a tiny heart throbbing, and in the searching: of nectar-filled blooms in flowering plants. Sometimes, life is in the joy of going to a rainforested land and in watching birds flying free, knowing precisely where they belong. This week, we’re
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