1. C for cat, E for elephant

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    This is a story from a trip in September 2009. Like errant schoolchildren ordered to keep quiet by the teacher, we sat silent, waiting in anticipation. I gesticulated `finger-on-the-lips’ to Pranav and Tejaswini, then five and six years old respectively, hoping the excitement of the moment wouldn’t make them react...
  2. Starting a new life in Nagarhole

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    The Kuruba tribals of Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, wake up to the silence of a concrete colony these days, attuning themselves to a new livelihood and way of life far from the familiar forests. It is a tentative beginning. Shanti J K of the Jenu Kuruba tribe used to live...