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Mastigudi

Vikram Nanjappa

The Mastigudi temple, situated on the banks of the Kabini river in Balle Shibira, is dedicated to the Goddess Mastamma. Mastamma means ‘the great wife’ (Maha + Sati + Amma), a name of Goddess Parvati and ‘Gudi’ means temple. It stood next to the old Mysore – Malabar road and has since been submerged after…

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Posted in: Destination

An Unlikely Bond

Vikram Nanjappa

Those of us who live and work in the wilderness and in close contact with wildlife are often faced with dilemmas. One such is the temptation to project human characteristics and qualities onto wildlife, known as anthropomorphism and personification. The attribution of negative human qualities onto animals are one of the causes for their persecution…

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Posted in: Mammal Nature

The Magic Continues

Sheshadri Vasan

Hello Friends, I am back again to tell you more about Kabini’s own Bagheera, the black panther. In my previous blog, I had mentioned that I would be sharing my rendezvous moments with this Black Panther in three parts. As promised, here’s the second blog on this Big Black Cat of Kabini, the magical. Yes ,…

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Posted in: Mammal Safari

Dear Kabini, Have you ever realized how magical you are? Everything about you is perfect. Nature at its best makes everything about your forests so magical. From the colors of the sun’s reflection on your backwaters to the numerous birds chirping and seen swooping in joy to the winding trails and the Komorabi (the stunning…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

Kracadawna!

Juli Cariappa

The heat is here. From Kuruba Safari Lodge to Kracadawna Organic Farm and back we are thinking of cooling you down and keeping you easy. The safaris and sultry days keep us focused on good food that keeps your stomach light and yet pleases the palate with unusual combinations of local greens, simple salads and…

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Posted in: Destination

black panther

Kabini, I have told enough about this magical place in my previous blog. I have been visiting this park for almost a decade now and this spellbinding forest calls me back time and time again. This land of leopards, I shall tell more about this later, was once a private hunting ground of the famous…

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The Mysore Khedda

Vikram Nanjappa

The elephant has been an integral part of Indian culture, history and religious belief since times immemorial. From ancient times till the recent past, it has played a significant role both as a vehicle of war and as a beast of burden. It is no wonder that the elephant has entered the Hindu pantheon in…

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Posted in: Destination

Trunk Calls

Chaitrika Reddy

Remember the days when trunk calls were the only means of communication with your loved ones who lived far away? When, depending upon the telephone exchange rush, you had to wait somewhere from thirty minutes to four hours to connect to the person you wanted to talk with? Well, unlike those trunk calls, the way…

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Posted in: Mammal Wildlife

The Legend of Karapura

Vikram Nanjappa

Karapura village, located on the banks of the river Kabini, has an interesting connection to the Ramayana. While the incident is not specifically mentioned in the Ramayana, a local legend (called the legend of Karapura) about Luv and Kush, the sons of Sita and Rama, establishes the connection between the two. A little while after…

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Posted in: Destination

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The Elephant Mating Game

Vikram Nanjappa

Elephants are one of my favorite 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 that fascinates me is their…

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Posted in: Mammal

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