Aasim in MUWCI – finally!

Aasim had been preparing for this day for almost an year! Finally today he is where he wanted to be – a first year at the Mahindra United World College of India abbriviated to MUWCI by almost everyone. Several friends expressed concerns about us having to let go of Aasim. Thanks for that. Agreed, last […]

Lycaon pictus, the African Wild dog.


An endangered species, Lycaon pictus is a canid found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. It is variously called the African wild dog, African hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, African painted dog, painted wolf, painted hunting dog, spotted dog, or ornate wolf. I had an excellent opportunity to see these magnificent […]

Live forever Atul!

Sometime 1998/99: “Sweetheart Mr. Atul Chitnis himself replied to your email. You are going to write a review of GIMP for PCQuest!!” This was our first contact with Atul, Swati was very unsure as to what will she write but another email from Atul and she was fine. Atul himself had edited the first draft […]

Time does not change us….

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. Max Frisch Celebrating 19 years of marriage today. Chose to celebrate it in a quiet and relaxed way. We sat and talked for a long long time. The wnet to the garden to plant new seedlings that we had got and trim some of the plants. […]

Revamped NagpurBirds website launched

NagpurBirds website was launched in April 2005 as a support website for birders in Nagpur city. It was based on a modified version of Coppermine Picture gallery, at that time Coppermine served the purpose but with passing of time maintaining the script in sync with the main project become a problem and uploads had to […]

10 years of journaling…

The first picture I ever put on my journal

Exactly 10 years ago I wrote my first rather inane journal entry on Live Journal. Seems a very long time ago from one perspective and then not. It is interesting to look at your past 10 years on a single page. The most visually striking thing is perhaps my travails as a photographer from the early days […]



There is something primordial about a croc lurking in the shade of trees in a placid river… The binomial name for the Nile Crocodile; Crocodylus niloticus is derived from the Greek kroko (“pebble”), deilos (“worm”, or “man”), referring to its rough skin; and niloticus, meaning “from the Nile River”. The Nile crocodile is called Timsah […]