Human-wildlife interactions are inevitable in human-dominated landscapes of Nepal. While much of these interactions pass by as plain sightings, some transpire into ‘conflicts’, causing losses to people and animals. Other than individual losses, conflicts can have more severe repercussions, notably reduced tolerance of people and retaliations towards wildlife. Addressing these concerns is critical for ‘sustained’ success in conservation. Continue reading “Conservation paradox: Dealing with human-wildlife conflicts “
Everybody loves a good selfie, including Prime Ministers. And like everybody else’s, their’s are just a drop in the global selfie ocean. Continue reading “Selfie of a habit: Trashing paradise.”
Today is World Environment Day. A day when people working for the environment and nature reiterate ‘every day is environment day’. A day when most others continue life as usual. Others still, may not even know this day exists, or may not care. Continue reading “Music video: Time is running out..”
This day, last year, I was in McLeodganj in north India, for my near annual hedonistic pilgrimage. With my friends, staying at an isolated guest house. After a late breakfast, I was browsing through my twitter account to see what was going on in the world beyond. Continue reading “Kathmandu in Crutches (Slide Show)”
In December 2015, I quit my job for stories. I wanted to document individuals who are making a difference to society and environment, not waiting for government or NGOs or God to intervene.
One of the first that I got to know about was a ward in Mysuru, named Kumbarakoppal, through my young friend Akhilesh (who happens to be one of the most experienced, well-informed and socially-aware persons I know). I did not know it then, but Akhilesh told me that this was the cleanest in Mysuru. Continue reading “Cash for Trash: The Clean Revolution – Mysuru”
Did you ask, how does it feel being a Nepali in India?
This post might have had just two words – ‘No different’. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky to know this.
Personally, none of this would have mattered, if not for the blockade in Nepal, and the following incident: