If you are from India, you know that the monsoons are the lifeline of the country. It brings joy and celebration to the land, the people, and most of all, the wildlife. Over ten meters of rain falls in the Western Ghats in this season transforming the land completely. Many plants fruit now, all the frogs emerge out, mate and lay their eggs and all the birds would have finished nesting just in time so that the hatchlings have plenty of insects to feed on.
Every year, I spend the monsoons up in the hills to really experience it fully. This time however, I’m going there with a BBC crew to do some stories and short films for the website. Paul and David are down here from London, and Mandanna and me are all following/chasing the monsoon during rest of month along the Western Ghats. Most places do not have any phone access, but whenever I do have access, I will post updates to my twitter feed. So stay tuned.