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World Tiger Day: Thrilling Tiger Encounters

On World Tiger Day, Scroll.in came up with a nice article around thrilling tiger encounters, featuring Valmik Thapar, Bittu Sahgal, Neha Parmar, Rohan Chakravarty, and yours truly.  On World Tiger Day, five lovers of the big cat describe their most thrilling brush with the animal https://scroll.in/magazine/845150/on-world-tiger-day-six-lovers-of-the-big-cat-describe-their-most-thrilling-brush-with-the-animal Other memorable moments:  The very first time I took [...]

2017-07-29T20:00:13+00:00July 29th, 2017|Categories: Photography, Travel|Tags: , , , , |

The Pale Tiger: Coverage in Indian Media

The pale tiger generated a lot of buzz in Indian media. The first journalist to connect with me was one based out of Ooty, Nilgiris. After that, there was a spate of articles in domestic media, print and online. Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald, Bangalore Mirror, Bombay Times, Malayala Manorama etc. [...]

2017-07-13T15:39:23+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Pale Tiger|Tags: , , , |

The Pale Tiger: International Media Coverage

Happy to share that the pale tiger was featured in leading international media such as The Guardian, Fox News, The Independent (Indy100), Russia Today, CNN Español, New York Post etc. Was joking with friends that Fox News balances The Guardian, and CNN balances Russia Today. This tiger has been successful in crossing political and geographical [...]

2017-07-12T21:11:28+00:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Pale Tiger|Tags: , , , |

Featured in Smithsonian Magazine!

Honoured to be featured in the prestigious Smithsonian Magazine for discovering and photographing the pale tiger. Smithsonian is the official journal published by Smithsonian Institution, world's largest museum and research complex based out of Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Magazine Stunning Images Capture Rare Pale Tiger in India https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/super-rare-pale-tiger-photographed-india-180963980/ IFLScience, an online publication dealing with the lighter side [...]

2017-07-08T16:19:44+00:00July 8th, 2017|Categories: Pale Tiger|Tags: , , , |

The Pale Tiger

After discovering and photographing the rare tiger, I had sent RAW and JPEG images to Sanctuary Asia and Belinda Wright, tiger conservationist and Emmy Award winning wildlife filmmaker who worked with National Geographic for many years. Belinda said that this was the palest wild tiger she had seen in India, and an extremely rare find. [...]

2017-07-05T15:59:14+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Pale Tiger, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

Dudhwa National Park: Misty Grasslands and Haunting Sal Forests

Dudhwa. The land of grasslands, swamps and tall sal trees. Mentioned in the Ramayanas. Renowned for its rich fauna, including swamp deer, Indian rhinos and huge tigers. And for the conservation efforts of Billy Arjan Singh, who was somewhat of a tiger himself. Contiguous to Royal Bardia National Park in Nepal, Dudhwa is located in [...]

2017-01-05T19:47:55+00:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Photography, Travel|Tags: , , |

UFC 198: Déjà Vu

Overconfident. Reckless. Sloppy. No one is immune from 'it can't happen to me'itis. Even champion fighters who should know better.It happened to my favourite MMA fighter, Fedor Emelianenko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko), 6 years back, when Fabricio Werdum handed Fedor his first regular defeat. And it happened last weekend at UFC 198 in Brazil, to Fabricio Werdum.The parallels were [...]

2016-05-16T23:44:35+00:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Mixed Martial Arts|Tags: , |

Kumaon Himalayas: An afternoon among the clouds

It was long drive through the heart of India. Bangalore – Pench – Jhansi – Agra – Mukhteshwar – Chaukri – Musiyari – Binsar – Corbett – Jaipur – Nashik – Bangalore. A little more than 7000 km.    Pench – my usual first day destination from Bangalore (it takes me 15-16 hours for 1200+ [...]

2016-05-10T12:49:15+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

Return of Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) returned to the Octagon after two years. I dragged myself out of bed at 5.30 am to watch him fight on the 'UFC on FOX: Teixeira vs. Evans' card, and Khabib didn't disappoint. He seemed a little rusty in the first couple of minutes, but then showed why he is considered the [...]

2016-04-17T09:14:31+00:00April 17th, 2016|Categories: Mixed Martial Arts|Tags: , |