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Tracking the trajectory of coral reefs in the Andaman Islands

An edited version of this article was first published in the Hornbill, Bombay Natural History Society Magazine, April-June, 42-45. Corals are some of the simplest, yet most complex organisms on the planet. Primitive, yet amazingly modern. Smaller than a size … Continue reading

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Ghosts of the sea—lost nets that kill marine life

A by-product of fishing industry– lost or abandon nets also referred to as ghost nets are as deadly as their name implies. Drifting with highs and lows of the ocean currents, they often become tangled together with ropes, buoys and … Continue reading

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The story of a child prodigy

February 8, 1997- May 15, 2013 The history of art is full of obscure but brilliant, people who never quite got their due, despite their immense talents. Oswald Yura is one such. A 16-year-old boy from a little-Known Island in … Continue reading

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Mirage

Sawda glances aloft, then seaward, then aloft again. ” Is that a fish or a dolphin?” Abeam of us, about fifty meters away, something surfaces.  Was it a turtle?”– Saw Sawda We wait for a while. On looking closer we … Continue reading

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The passing bubble

VARDHAN PATANKAR The day was bright and the water was transparent as thin air. I was on one of the most remote island on planet, Tillangchong Island.  I set my dive gear, camera and got ready to glide over colourful … Continue reading

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Image-ning

————————————————————————————————————————————————— I imagine all sorts of things when I see this image – in original. And what confounds me is that I always think that this picture is the reality— bits and pieces of something frozen  in time.  I see … Continue reading

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On Getting lost

A tourist wanting to visit Harihareshwar in Konkan asked me, “Excuse me, can you please tell us where Harihareshwar is?” I said, “Well, take the1st right, then the 2nd  left and then head straight.” The tourist said, “Thank you.” I … Continue reading

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