The Price of Freedom

Freedom. What a beautiful word! Immunity from duties or obligations. But that’s far away from reality. Without obligations or limitations, unbridled freedom can cause rampage. In this sense, boundaries are needed. Boundaries also help one understand and appreciate the level of control they enjoy on the life they lead. Freedom is never free in the…

Fur Buddies

I love animals, sometimes a little more than people. I couldn’t stop myself from dropping some open change to support the animal welfare NGO in a Sri Lankan mall (how I wish we could be just as open for donations in India too). The rice guards I spoke about in my previous post are the…

Leopard Love

Leopards are found in the Indian subcontinent and are enlisted to be critically endangered. They are typically found in grasslands, woodlands and riverine forests. A cheetah has a deep chest and a narrow waist, with short, coarse fur. It is tan with black spots, each 2 to 3 cm in diameter. It has a white…

Buck Up!

Native to India, Nepal and Pakistan; the blackbuck or the Indian antelope is considered to be one of the fastest running animals. The male black buck is dark brown or black, while the femaleĀ  is light brown and mostly sport no horns. do not have horns. In case they do sport horns, female horns are…

The Tyger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye,Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies.Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews of thy…

Yakking Around

Don’t notice the tiny flea in the other person’s hair and overlook the lumbering yak on your own nose. ~Tibetan Proverb

Safe And Secure

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. ~Tom Robbins

Gallop Away…

The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back. ~Amber Senti

Mane Up

Though not a cat lover, I love the lion’s mane. Strong and majestic, a full mane is the sign of a healthy lion. Lions are known to be lazy and dominating; lionesses do all the hunting, but the alpha male gets to have the lion’s share of the booty, after which the lionesses feast of…

Cotton-Top Tamarin

This gorgeous ‘Dad’ greeted me as I set out to explore the Singapore Zoo with my family a few years ago. Cute and curious, these cotton-top tamarins are actually listed as critically endangered (with just 6,000 of these monkeys alive), and the zoo is doing a phenomenal job in keeping the species alive. Native to…