Tuskers in Kabini — Photograph: Vikram Nanjappa

An article I wrote for www.ecotourdirectory.com sometime in 2006/7. It is a bit dated but worth a read for the first time visitor to India.

Taking a jungle safari in is an exhilarating experience if done properly. To fully enjoy and experience nature the visitor needs to be extremely sensitive…

On a shoot — Photograph from my mother-in-law's collection.

This is the story of my mother–in–law’s childhood which was spent in Bangalore. Her name is Alicia Briggs, affectionately called Bunni. Her family was originally from Scotland but has been in India for three generations. I had always enjoyed listening to her stories not only because they are fascinating but…

This article is part of a series on classic men’s style that I wrote for an online magazine named ‘Gentleman’s Gazette’. Many of them were written in collaboration with the editor Sven Raphael Schneider.

Soon it will be boot season again and so it’s the perfect time to start a…

Dancing elephant — Photograph: Vikram Nanjappa

Having worked as a Naturalist and lived in Kabini for near a decade, I have got used to people asking me to narrate my most memorable or thrilling wildlife experience. I’m sure they’re quite disappointed when I fumble around and am unable to offer up any one incident. However, I…

My neighbour the Bull Frog — Photograph: Vikram Nanjappa

The Corner Office, one of the most sought-after places in the workplace, is not exactly what comes to mind when one tries to picture a Naturalist’s office.

Most people when confronted with the term, and if I may be permitted to say with a not so gentle push from a…

Photograph: Vikram Nanjappa

Elephants are one of my favourite animals and I can spend hours watching a herd peacefully grazing at the Kabini backwaters. These animals are extremely social and observing the interaction between individuals is what prompts me to spend so much time with them. One of the aspects of elephant behaviour…

If one were to judge the natural world by the large number of wildlife photographs that appear on various social media platforms, you would be forgiven to think that the wild was a world full of milk and honey populated by the beautiful people.

While pretty pictures play an important…

Barking Deer – Photograph: Vikram Nanjappa

Some days remain etched in your memory for no discernible reason. While I would hesitate to call them ‘eventful’ there certainly were not uneventful as well. Sometimes the world just aligns and you get one of those days that just pan out perfectly. No drama, no fuss just a nice…

The Bloodsucker — Photograph: Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

I am fortunate to live in Richards Town, a locality in Bangalore that has a good density of trees and relatively open spaces. The residents share this area with members of the animal kingdom on whose lives they have a direct impact. It is up to the residents to decide…

Vikram Nanjappa

Described as an interested and well-informed amateur, Vikram’s field of inquiry is ‘Man and Nature: whatever is performed by the one or produced by the other’.

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