Roi – The Story

2015 began beautifully. And it continues to shower surprises. We got an email from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust that they had been approached by National Geographic to do a story on Roi. They… 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

Roi

The elephant funeral (our earlier post “Mourning” ) was a completely heartbreaking experience. Our first act on getting home that day, was to call The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi to report the tragedy.… Continue reading

Mourning

                                                                 … 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

Pure Magic

Some mornings are incredible. Some mornings you wake up to magic. And some mornings you get to capture that magic – or the small part of it that can be captured – on… Continue reading

Dharmambal Amma

Savitha, my friend, gave me a story. She is the great-granddaughter of this incredible woman. Daughter’s daughter’s daughter … its a rich heritage to have running through your veins. I empathise here …… 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

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