A trip to the Mangroves

The Sunderban National Park, spreading over an area of 1,330.12 km² is densely covered by Mangrove forests and is the largest of its kind in the world. The forest is also one of the largest reserves of the Bengal Tiger, and here the Tigers are famous  for their man-eating tendencies and their unique characteristic of swimming in … Continue reading A trip to the Mangroves

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The beautiful damselfy

This is my second post on macro photography using manual extension tubes and cheap DIY lighting ! The setup that I used here is quite similar to that which I have mentioned in my previous post "The cute little predator!" and this time my subject was a very beautiful little damselfly that I found in my … Continue reading The beautiful damselfy

The new gang in town !

It was a lazy afternoon and young Ravi was on his roof. He was busy scattering grains and feeding the sparrows when suddenly, his neighbor yelled "Look ! There's the new gang!". Ravi quickly looked around and saw something that he had never seen before. Right in front of his eyes were the "Hanumans of Kolkata", jumping … Continue reading The new gang in town !

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary – 2

16th January 2014 - We were getting ready for our trip to Varanasi. I and three of my fellow photographer friends had prearranged this trip since a month ago. It was almost midnight and just when we were done with packing our luggage, we came to know that our train which was about to depart next morning … Continue reading Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary – 2

Parrot Astrology

Parrot astrology or Parrot fortune-telling is a type of astrology popular among the Tamils of Tamil Nadu, Telugus in Andhra Pradesh, India and Singapore. It involves using green parakeets which are trained to pick up Tarot like fortune cards. The parakeets are trained specifically for this.