May 052014
Skink: A Lizard from India

SKINK: Another Lizard Photographed in Hyderabad Telangana Some time back I wrote about the lizards that I have photographed in and around Hyderabad, especially in Mrugavani National Park, that is on the way to Chilkur Balaji Temple. Today I was there again with my daughters and their cousin who is visiting us during holidays. Now, most people are very sure about their reaction towards lizards, it is a very loud “ YUCK”, but not our elder one, she wanted to see the action a bit closely. So I took her to the rock patch were a lot of lizards [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 042013
Winners of 2014 Calendar Picture Contest

3 Winners of the 2014 Calendar Giveaway Let me begin by thanking all those who participated in the 2014 Calendar giveaway from desi Traveler. It was a very simple lucky draw, not even a contest, all you had to do was like desi Traveler on Facebook, and simply mention in comment any 2 or more pictures that you would like on your 2014 calender from desi Traveler blog. It was a good experience and I  myself learned a lot on how to organize a contest. Regular desis will remember this was the second contest on desi Traveler, the first [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 122013
53 Reasons to Save Botanical Garden Kondapur

  Save Botanical Garden Kondapur- Here are more than 53 reasons to sign a petition to save it I visit Kondapur Botanical Garden very often both with my family as with our nature club GHAC Nature. I have written posts about visit to botanical garden earlier on this blog Visit to Botanical Garden Kondapur After that also we regularly visit Botanical Garden for its beautiful flowers, fresh air and above all the hundreds of birds that are found there. Unfortunately for some time there are some plans by the government to convert a part of the botanical garden into [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 202013
Lizards Seen in Hyderabad in South India

Lovely Lizards Seen in Deccan Plateau   OK the first word that comes to your mind when you think “LIZARD” Or “REPTILE”? I am sure half of you would not even read further after saying a BIG YUKK   . I mean most of us can only think bad about lizards. But let me ask you this: How can something created by Mother Nature be ugly and without purpose? I wrote in my earlier post about Reptiles of Rajasthan, when I visited Tal Chapar sanctuary, more famous for Raptors and Black bucks. (The Antelope, not the black money wale bucks). I find [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 052011
Its A Jungle Out There

Little Creatures around us found in cities Our cities and suburbs are daily loosing their green cover and slowly but steadily becoming concrete jungle. Especially the suburbs have changed their character drastically from once encroaching on the green cover and fields today they the concrete jungle has firmly taken root and this change is irreversible. When we moved in my parents home in distant suburb of Rohini in Delhi some 20 years agoone could still hear Peacocks in distance and an occasional sighting was not rare. Those days are a distant memory, so when we moved to Kondapur in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]