A family wedding

For the last month or so, I have been busy with the wedding in my family. Its my only sister Satya’s marriage. The wedding happened the day before in Vizag in the traditional south indian style. After the wedding my sister left with the new family and she will move to singapore soon to settle down there. I have had a very funny relationship with my sister. Till I was 16 years old, we were moving places every 2 years or so and since moving is tough on your friendships, we had a very special relationship. (Btw she is about…


I voted last week. It was an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM). It does not have a paper trail. Something smelled fishy. I do not trust machines. Shudder

Draco the flying lizard

The photograph I posted yesterday was the Draco, The Flying Lizard. Click here to see the lizard marked out in the bark. These small lizards live in trees and are found along the Western Ghats. They are masters of Camouflage and if they are sitting on a bark without moving, its almost impossible to find them. On land they are clumsy and easy victims for predators. When scared, they run up a tree. When threatened, they leap off the tree. With their “wings” stretched out, these long-tailed, lightly built lizards glide gracefully. The wings act like parachutes. They gently land…

Leopard Updates

A lot has happened in Valparai since I last posted about the captured leopard. We did a bunch of press releases in the local news papers and it seems to have been well received except for the fact that the article appeared on a day when another leopard picked up a small girl in a tea estate and killed that girl. People of course were angry which prompted the forest department to deploy traps in and around the area where the girl was killed. Last week, a young leopard was captured around that area. Anand, the NCF biologist who deals…

Digital Photography Workshop

For a long time a lot of people have been wanting me to do this, so here it is. I am organising a 2-day Digital photography workshop here in Bangalore and the first batch is on the 2nd week of May. Check for more details here. If you are wanting to get into photography or have just started using a DSLR, then this is a perfect course for you. It’s also scheduled on a weekend so you do not have to miss your day job.

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