Did Harambe have to die to save a human life?

Did Harambe have to die to save a human life?

Harambe the western lowland gorilla looked magnificent in pictures. It’s a pity and a shame that he’s dead. But it’s not enough to hang our heads in shame or comfort ourselves with clicktivism

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For fellow travellers: Two stories on Sharavathi Valley

For fellow travellers: Two stories on Sharavathi Valley

In January I was invited by Jungle Lodges & Resorts to experience the Sharavathi Adventure Camp. Three full days and two nights of discovery, water-sports and nature-worship followed. I wrote two pieces (three, if you include a blog post on The Green Ogre) about my experiences at Sharavathi.

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Haigh’s Easter Bilby campaign is a tale of resurrection and life

Haigh’s Easter Bilby campaign is a tale of resurrection and life

South Australia chocolate-maker Haigh’s replaced its Easter bunny with an Easter Bilby, an endangered native marsupial that had been edged out by feral rabbits and foxes

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Foodventures 2015 – The year of eating dangerously – Part 1

Foodventures 2015 – The year of eating dangerously – Part 1

Notes from a year of gourmandising. My 2015 was a year of foodventures. From Seychelles to Darjeeling to Australia to Malaysia and Goa and Bali, it’s been one heck of a full stomach

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Jaisalmer Ghotuwa – A Desert Dessert

Jaisalmer Ghotuwa – A Desert Dessert

The memory of eating the Jaisalmer Ghotuwa unspools the memory of heard songs, which unheard sound sweeter

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At Parambikulam, walking in the tracks of the Timber Train

At Parambikulam, walking in the tracks of the Timber Train

For over 50 years, the Cochin State Forest Tramway in Parambikulam denuded the forests to supply teak for building ships and railway sleepers in Britain

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Retracing Oman’s Frankincense Trail

Retracing Oman’s Frankincense Trail

What is the story of frankincense? How much is history, how much mythology and legend? In rainswept Salalah, southern Oman, I set about exploring the backstory of frankincense, the most intriguing of the gifts of the Magi. Here’s my story, published this December in Outlook Traveller. Joy to the world!

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Hungry for adventure? Then digest this!

Hungry for adventure? Then digest this!

Here’s how the spirit of adventure evolves: The twenties are for wild wandering. The thirties are for adventure. Heaven knows what the forties hold.

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On #IndiaRiversDay, a celebration of rivers

On #IndiaRiversDay, a celebration of rivers

A hashtag – #IndiaRiversDay – was getting warm on Twitter. So I dug into my archives and found some photographs of rivers that might be worth sharing.

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Exploring the grassy cliffs of Vagator, Goa

Exploring the grassy cliffs of Vagator, Goa

Those who flock to Goa merely for the beaches miss the amazing sidelights, like a morning walk among the grassy sea-cliffs of Vagator. Besides a fantastic view, there’s small wildlife, birding and fresh air to be taken in

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