Dear Friends, we had an inspiring visitor to Dhole’s Den Bandipur. The lady 76 years old was travelling with three nurses. She had booked a 10 -11 day Kerala Karnataka Tour with our travel company in Germany. This was her third tour with us and we were all excited as though we had tried to […]
To Zulu on her Sixth Birthday!
It was a slightly nippy early April night, when we going to bed and your sleeping basket placed right next to us. You were new into our family. Shaka was in his basket getting ready to sleep too.
We tucked you in after you refused a couple of times to choose the basket. We turned off the lights, that instant both of you jumped into our bed, and we were lazy enough not to get up and turn the light on. It has been so since then. You have shared our bed naturally as if there was no other place that would be right.
We have a Machaan. Made out of Bamboo that is about 30 years old is the best example of recycling. A small team of two from the tribal hamlet worked meticulously on this so that the least number of nails are pierced into the tree.
To Shaka on his 6th Birthday… It was October 2009 and I was back from my last trip to India where in the jungles of Bandipur a new safari lodge of a different kind was taking shape. Get yourself a hound my consultant and organic farmer Raju had mentioned to me on one of his […]
To Jabu and Simba on their 4th birthday… Photos by Rohit Varma Friends, I find the word dog being used as a very derogatory term and our so called exalted civilisation that we are so proud about, still uses this term to denote something that is not worthy enough of protection, care, let alone love. Dog […]