Numero Uno tattoos on jeans

Numero Uno, India’s own jean manufacturer, has eco-friendly practices at its unit in Gurugram

Circa 2014: Whiskers, moustaches, crinkles… we thought these belonged to men alone, but a walk in the clean, green premises of Numero Uno’s Gurgaon manufacturing unit revealed how denim also gets these! Numero Uno is the first brand to introduce a tattoo on denims. Besides, the manufacturing unit has put sustainable practices in place to minimize wastage. Words & Photographs: Ambica Gulati Dressed in a … Continue reading Numero Uno, India’s own jean manufacturer, has eco-friendly practices at its unit in Gurugram

Villagers come to collect wood in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Meeting The Tribals In Corbett National Park

Probably one of India’s most famous national parks, Jim Corbett National Park, is home to many species of flora and fauna. All of us might not spot the magnificent big cat, but the forest offers many more exciting experiences. Picture courtesy: Google This was one of my most thrilling journeys. I had been invited to review the huge Ford Endeavour. And it was going to … Continue reading Meeting The Tribals In Corbett National Park

Paridhi Jain, Project Biologist, Wildlife Institute of India

Being A Naturalist

Project Biologist with Wildlife Institute of India, Paridhi Jain answers some pertinent questions about the profession where passion and conservation need to mingle to preserve the Earth’s bounty. 1. How do you define a naturalist? I would say a naturalist is someone who loves nature and finds peace in it. Some practice it professionally and some keep it as hobby but being a naturalist is a … Continue reading Being A Naturalist

The deers watch the people enjoying the safari, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

The Wild Colours Of Corbett

Leaving the tiger in the thickets, the amateur birder and wildlife lover learned about some species living on the fringes of the Jim Corbett National Park. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati The sun was high. And the ducks were waddling in the water, many of them. The brown of their feathers glistened under the flicker of the rays. The fatigue disappeared; excited at this amazing … Continue reading The Wild Colours Of Corbett

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Dancing dolphins at Ganga barrage, Narora

An endangered river species, they scamper and play unaware of the danger to their lives in the Ganga barrage waters Words: Ambica Gulati Their long beak-like noses sticking out, they seemed to be coming towards us. Suddenly they disappeared from view. And then a tail emerged from far. Dark brown, they would have been mistaken for the water, if the flesh was not so firm … Continue reading Dancing dolphins at Ganga barrage, Narora

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Bhimtal: A ride on Bhima’s lake

Where the web of stars sprinkles silver, the ripples of the lake beckon–it is the land where Bhima of Mahabharata worshipped Lord Shiva during the banishment of the Pandavas     Words: Ambica Gulati A zillion stars above, speechless and awestruck we kept looking up, lost in the glory of the night. A night sky so clear that we did not need a telescope to … Continue reading Bhimtal: A ride on Bhima’s lake

Valley of flowers, Uttarakhand, India

Volunteering Together: Cleaning The Valley Of Flowers

A lot is being said about global warming and saving the environment. Some couples find it worth their time to volunteer their services to this mission, as they holiday and collect beautiful memories along the way. Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky… Such is the world of special twos who explore the fragile earth spaces, finding their connection on … Continue reading Volunteering Together: Cleaning The Valley Of Flowers

River in Tirthan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Green Getaway: Amidst the flora and fauna of Tirthan Valley

A weekend spent learning all about nature and survival at Youreka’s adventure camp Words and photos: Simreet Dua Lots of fresh energy and the great Himalayas in the background, it was a camp full of laughter, fun and happiness in the magnificently green Tirthan valley in Himachal Pradesh. Located at Sai Ropa Village, on the borders of the Great Himalayan National Park (a UNESCO world … Continue reading Green Getaway: Amidst the flora and fauna of Tirthan Valley

Global Himalayan Expedition sets up the first DC solar grid installation in the Himalayas

Global Himalayan Expedition sets up the first DC solar grid installation in the Himalayas

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), one of the most successful efforts in India in the field of Impact Tourism, after setting up the 3rd Pole Education Base (E-Base) during its maiden expedition last year, has set up three (3)Solar Microgrids at ‘Sumda Chenmo’, a 11thcentury ancient village nestled at 14,000 ft in the Zanskar valley GHE team comprised  Saeed Al Mamari, Rolf Palgard, Esther Wong, Rikke … Continue reading Global Himalayan Expedition sets up the first DC solar grid installation in the Himalayas

Small butterfly, Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

National Geographic Great Nature Project at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Text: Paridhi Jain; Photographs: Tanmay Haldar and CEC Delhi The Great Nature Project is a worldwide celebration of the planet and its wonders, one of the largest initiatives National Geographic has ever created. And Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is a treasure trove for the wildlife photography enthusiasts and offers abundant opportunities of macro, landscape as well as bird photography. This Photo Walk was conducted on  … Continue reading National Geographic Great Nature Project at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Little Glory, Shankhpushpi lfower inside Asola Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary, Delhi

Habitat Restoration: Volunteer Programme at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Words and photographs:  Ambica Gulati The music going great guns, I drove right past the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary (Delhi) on the curvy road from Surjakund towards Tughlakabad. When I reached the crowded Batra hospital, I was sure that I had taken a wrong turn as Paridhi Jain, the education officer at the Conservation Education Centre there, had clearly mentioned that it was near Dr … Continue reading Habitat Restoration: Volunteer Programme at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary