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Chasing a slice of history

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Was visiting Dehradun for the first time and was chasing some history .. Visited and found details of my dad who had studied at RIMC and IMA in 1950s and 1960s and also my great grandfather who was in the first batch of FRI in 1890s. It was an overwhelming experience for sure . I was lucky enough to even catch the passing out parade rehersals at IMA

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Uttarakhand: Winged Beauties

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After a long time I was headed up north on some work and decided to take some timeoff on the way back . 

Spoke to few people at Dehradun and they suggested a nature reserve Jaberkhet outskirts of Landour.  So from Roorkee/Hardiwar headed to this amazing reserve.  There was a small cafe outside it run by a mum/daughter is where I stayed and in the evening and morning went for treks into the reserve.  It was very cold (December) and google showed it as minus 2 in the morning so with layers of clothes and trekking shoes walked around in search of winged beauties. The views of mountains and the winter sun was just worth all the effort , however winged beauties were few because of chill in the air.. Here are some of them ..









From there I headed in search of history at RIMC,IMA where dad had studied and FRI where my great great grandfather and great grandfather had studied.. Some winged beauties from those campuses









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On the road again:Coonoor

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Work was stressing me out last week and what better way than driving out of the city to my second home and being close to nature and birds ..

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On the Road Again:Ganeshgudi

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With neck deep in work for over a month, I was looking to head out of the city to quieter and greener pastures in search of some beautiful winged creatures. Asked around a bit and as it usually happens everybody seemed busy.. So decide to head out solo to Ganeshgudi. Had driven down twice before .. The long 500km drive is worth all the effort once you reach.. The serenity and the variety of birds one can capture is just amazing..Some shots from there.














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On the Road Again:Coonoor

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Some beautiful small winged creatures..













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Big Cats closer to home

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On the Road Again:Kabini

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With the monsoon arriving , had been thinking of heading into the forest and so I drove out to Kabini day after I drove back from Coonoor.

Some pics from the forest .. Found the rare sight of pack of 14 Asiatic wild dog(Dhole) kill a spotted deer.















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