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Tiger kills Forest Official

A disturbing piece of news from Ranthambhore, not very glad reporting it as i have till recently taken pride in saying it happened in my Ranthambhore”. Today morning around 11.30 AM a tiger attacked forestor Gheesu Singh in Kundaal area of park & killed him. As per eyewitness three forest guards & some 20 odd labors were carry

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Paradise Reopens

Had gone to Ranthambhore to do my story on next unsung hero, something forced me to stay back not sure what but tickets kept on getting cancelled & 16th Oct arrived. The day on which supreme court was to decide fate of wildlife tourism in India, while we all hoped that outcome would be positive, as always there were if’s & bu

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Ranthambore Diaries

Just as last tourist moved out of tiger reserve announcing end of maddening year end rush, I excused myself from mundane city life and was back at my workstation in wilderness. Fog played spoil sport for initial few days with almost less than 20 meters visibility till 9 in morning, this is cold wave of north India at it’s peak

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Lords for Tigers

A jam-packed wooden room full with almost 100 lawyers representing various stakeholders, add a few media people to the scene coupled a few concerned parties who are running the risk of losing their legitimate source of income, two learned judges seated high on their fancy velvet chair duly

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Ranthambhore Tigers to get names

Ranthambhore tigers are all set to get new individual identity, a name. So far, all these tigers are known by assigned numbers like T1…T2 & so on. Now forest department is planning to give names to all 52 tigers including 25 odd cubs. Few years back while radio collars were put on few tigers, they were assigned numbers to iden

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Update On Ban

The next date for hearing fixed as 9th Oct 2012, the ban continues till then. Judge hearing the case had to leave for some personal work & so the new date. In all total 10 objectives have been filed on latest

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Sariska reports one more cub

Yesterday morning, camera trap pictures revealed presence of one more cub at Sariska. With this the total count of cubs at Sariska has increased to two, first cub was sighted in August this year. These are first cubs born at Sariska after complete wipe out in 2005. Tigers were again reintroduced

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Reason v/s Religion

Not so long ago, I along with bunch of like minded wildlife enthusiasts were trying to reason out ‘ban on tourism in tiger reserves as cure to all evils’ sentiment flouted by gang of so called activists. While nobody denied the fact that the industry had scope for improvement

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Monsoon Update

Monsoon, the annual cycle of rains finally arrived at Ranthambhore after delay of almost a month. Last year by end of June itself, Ranthambhore witnessed heavy spells of rain forcing park authorities to shut the park much before scheduled date.While all were skeptical of rains this year including me, it is finally a happy story

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Unsung Hero of Ranthambhore II

Armed with an axe for protection & an empty sack for collecting litter, Nathu is all set for another day at work. He does not have any formal training in wildlife or conservation, but to me he is the biggest conservationist/hero. For him it is not work, as the amount of money he makes from his work is not even sufficient to sus

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