Bird Calendar 2021

Painting birds on canvas was an activity that kept me sane and happy last year. Although I took motivation from my visits to various natural surroundings, birds photographs and interesting information I have learnt about specific birds over the last few years, what made these paintings even more interesting for me was an element of…

A Perfect Birthday!!

Last year in December, I made a trip to the Bijrani Zone of Jim Corbett National Park on my Birthday and it proved to be a perfect Birthday!!

Common Birds in Delhi- My journey of knowing them

During the last 2-3 years of my developing interest in birding, I have realized how ignorant we are towards nature. We have stopped to notice what doesn’t fall into the category of our direct interests and have trained ourselves to live a life ‘blind’ and ‘deaf’ enough to not notice the world around us. Majority…

Cherishing the Journey

We all cherish the moments when we forget the limitations and being in a body. You might have heard people saying that ‘at such moments I forget who I am’ or ‘where I am’. That is when we really and deeply live those moments.  For me, these moments are when I hold my camera and…

Travel Tales- Tal Chhapar

Many people have written on how travel contributes to the building up of your knowledge, confidence, and perspective about life. Solo travel does this more profoundly. However, in India and many other places in the world, it is still a matter of concern if a woman travels alone. Interestingly, my New Year resolution, which I…

Revisiting Home with House Sparrows

I don’t remember whether it was my mother or father but either of them told me that the one with a black spot on its throat is a male and the one with comparatively uniform colors is a female. As a child, I understood that the male has a beard. These little lives would come…

Har ki Doon- Our first mountain trek

I was about to finish my research and now wanted to go for a break. After exploring at least a dozen of destinations, I had lost all the hopes that I would be able to make it anywhere. Then suddenly, within a day, we made a plan to go for a trek. We looked for…

Beaches and the city!

It was only few days after I decided that I would not travel for the next few months, I happened to plan a journey as soon as I thought of it. Tickets booked for the day after and packing done within an hour. I was on a trip to Mumbai. It is important to give…

Celebrating with friends

For last few years, a ritual I seriously followed on my birthday was to paint. This was to ensure that I do my favorite activity at least once in a year. However, this time, I decided to do photography at a nearby bird sanctuary along with my husband. I had visited Sultanpur bird sanctuary earlier…