Category Archive: Musings

The Pyjama Tale

I enjoyed reading a little story and forwarded it to some of my friends and family on WhatsApp. It went something like this (allowing for translation from Hindi to English where much of… Continue reading

Kibera Story 01 – Of Shame & Possible Redemption

We downsized our home recently. And we needed to reduce “stuff”. While we had a garage sale, gifted away bed linen and donated clothes, I had not done anything towards reducing my books,… Continue reading

New Beginnings

Some years begin quietly. And some years begin with amazing experiences. We ushered in 2015 in Durban, South Africa. This has been a special place for us since we lived there a few years… Continue reading

Greetings for the New Year!

Social media in the last 10 days or so has been flooded with New Year Greetings. Not just Christmas Greetings or Seasons Greetings, but New Year Greetings. It occurred to me that the… Continue reading

Ethics of Tourism

Repeated visits to the same wildlife park can be very rewarding. As we have found with the Maasai Mara. While most of what follows is about the Mara, this is just a case… Continue reading

Mothering

An adult lioness walking not twenty feet from your vehicle is an experience that gives you the feeling, “my hair stood on end”.  But a mother lioness walking by with her three week old… Continue reading

Shades of Grey

Last evening, I put up a status message on my Facebook page asking people to please wear grey today – August, 12 – to commemorate World Elephant Day. A handful have responded by… Continue reading

Satao – a legend

Originally posted on Mark Deeble:
When I last wrote about Satao, I felt that I couldn’t use his name. I could refer to him only as a ‘magnificent tusker’ or an ‘iconic Tsavo…

Legal hunting … solution, panacea or murder?

Africa Geographic is one of the pages that I follow on Facebook. An article today prompted from me this post. The AG blog gives all the relevant information … http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/kenyan-rangers-moving-letter-to-american-rhino-hunter/I wrote this as… Continue reading

Madiba’s Land

  This is a picture of a map that I found at “Odds & Ends” –  a furniture, antiques and curios store in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a map of Africa. Madiba’s land. We… Continue reading

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