Wildlife and Nature

Tiger Tadoba National Park

Apr 082021
 
Babul Tree in Sarson Ke Khet - Rural Gurgaon

 The Tree of Life: In Sarson Ke Khets of Gurgaon   Don’t get me wrong, I am aware that the tree of life is a mythical tree depicted in art that transcends religion from Jainism, Buddhism, Hindusism and even some of the Abrahamic religions like Islam show the Tree of Life in various art forms ranging from Jali work in mosques to miniature paintings.  But for me every tree is a ” Tree of Life “, and nothing symbolises this more than this Babul or Acacia tree that grows around Delhi / Gurgaon and various parts of Aravalis. Now you [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 012021
 
Free Download March 2021 Wallpaper Calendar - Malabar Gliding Frog

MALABAR GLIDING FROG -AGUMBE – MARCH 2021 WALLPAPER CALENDAR For the March 2021 Wallpaper Calendar let us visit one of the last surviving rainforests in India, the land of a million critters Agumbe in Karnataka. In all honesty Agumbe is a bit of an enigma even for the best of wildlife photographers, as most wildlife photographers chase the big cats in India, while others are avid birders and will spend countless days and weeks trying to catch glimpse of those rare species of birds both endemic as well as our guests that come from far flung places like cold [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 012020
 
Free Download November 2020 Wallpaper Calendar - Nilgai in Tal Chapar

While I welcome November,  I am also wondering is it not too soon for November 2020 to be here? I mean who brings  November so quickly while we are still trying to get a grip on July, August, September and October? But November is here and so is the November 2020 Wallpaper Calendar.   This month’s free wallpaper calendar features one of the most majestic male Blue Buck or Nilgai I have ever seen. This male who  totally towered above the grassland of Tal Chapar ( and me ), looked straight into the camera as I was trying to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 012019
 
Free Download September 2019 Wallpaper Calendar - Honey Bee on Ceiba speciosa flower

September 2019 Wallpaper Calendar-Honey Bee on Autumn Flowers of Delhi The Hum Of The Bee Is The Voice Of The Garden said a wise man once, a perfect quote for the September 2019 Wallpaper Calendar I say. For if there are no bees there will be no humans such is our dependence on bees for pollinating plants including many of our food sources.⠀ Anyways coming back to > The Silk Floss tree aka > Ceiba speciosa is one of the many South American trees that have made Delhi NCR home. It is one of the most colorful trees in Autumn [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 012019
 
Free Download July 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar – Plain Tiger Butterfly

July 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Plain Tiger Butterfly Gurgaon   Hello July: If you can do just one thing please bring some rains to the parched dusty plains of North India.  So dear reader welcome to the July 2019 Wallpaper Calendar from desi Traveler, this month we visit the wonderful Thousand Shades Butterfly Park Gurgaon, where I clicked this image of 2 Plain Tiger Butterflies.  As you can see even the plain Tiger Butterflies are a work of art by mother nature, and now imagine if you have hundreds of butterflies hopping from one flower to another in search of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 152019
 
A Tigress Called Machhli - A Book By Supriya Sehgal

Book Review of “A Tigress Called Machhli” – By A Young Reader   We live in a world where the art of storytelling is at an all-time low while jumping high to post online is called content creation. Ok, I don’t want this post to be a rant but I miss good books that recreate a world that we are decimating one jungle at a time, sometimes due to our foolishness but mostly due to our greed. Now if you talk about books that can cater to young minds without being preachy or academic yet giving a strong message [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012019
 
Free Download May 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar - Amaltas Tree In Bloom

 May 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Indian Laburnum Tree / Golden Shower In Bloom   The May 2019 Wallpaper Calendar from desi Traveler is an image you may have seen a few times already. It is the Amaltas aka Indian Laburnum Tree or Golden shower called so due to its golden yellow flowers that give an illusion of Gold Necklaces hanging from the tree. But first a bit of the back story about my love for Amaltas trees. I have always loved trees, more so flowering trees. Growing up I was torn between the Ruby Red flowers of Gulmohur and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 252019
 
Sultanpur National Park Gurgaon -Trip Report

My Latest Visit To Sultanpur National Park February 2019 Why I am writing a post about a visit to Sultanpur National Park that I did in February 2019 in April? Trust me this is not due to my recent lazy traveler avatar ( actually it is more of a lazy blogger as I am traveling a bit only not writing that much ) I have totally lost track of the number of times I have been to Sultanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and in last few years each trip has been more saddening than the last one. From the winding road [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012019
 
Free Download February 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar

Download Free Copy of February 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Dubai Flamingo The new year is already old, Ah!  the speed with which time flies. So let us welcome February with the hopes of an early spring and a very very late Summer :P.  For the February 2019 Wallpaper Calendar, we have this reflection of a Flamingo I clicked in Dubai. If you think Dubai is only about the skyscrapers and dazzling malls & souks full of Arabian Night memorabilia then you my friend must read this post about the nature conservation side of Dubai. For right in the heart [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 292017
 
7 Plants For A Frequent Traveler That Won't Die When You Are Away

7 Indoor Plants That Are Hard To Kill By Neglect So my primary hobby is growing plants, traveling is actually second and travel blogging, in all honesty, is at third place in my hobbies and this I say again on my hobby travel blog. Wife Jee likes to correct me, ” Your primary hobby is to Kill Indoor Plants”, she gives a big emphasis on ” KILL”. Well, what can I say I have been growing some plants and killing others. Many of my plants have died when we were traveling and there was nobody to take care of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]