Archive for June, 2017

Kruger Sightings 

“To be able to see any of the animals in the wild, one has to be in the right place at the right time. No one can ever tell what the right place or the right time is though.” we were told.

Fortunately, below are all the instances when we found ourselves in the right place at the right time by the mercy of the jungle gods –

77 African Lions (various Prides, one lone lioness, one mating pair, one lioness with two little cubs). 7 Cheetahs (2 adult and 5 cubs). 5 Leopards (one cub and mother, three loners). 15 White Rhinos. 1 African Wildcat. 16 Hyenas. 25 Wild Dogs (two or three different packs). 2 Nyalas. 8 Jackals. 1 Bushpig. 1 Reedbuck. 3 Leopard Tortoise. 2 Puff Adders. 1 Chameleon.

Tens of Steenboks, Klipspringers, Hippos, Warthogs, Duikers, Crocodiles, Tsessebes, Dwarf Mongoose, Banded Mangoose.

Hundreds of Elephants, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Kudus, Vervet Monkeys, Baboons, Buffaloes.

Thousands of Wildebeests, Impalas, Zebras.

And 50-70 different species of birds.

All in all, one amazing trip.



Twilight Sky

Is it just me


do you really blush 

and color the sky pink 

when I lock my eyes

on you?

Do you really think

that a thin veil

of splashing waves

can distract me

from the mesmerizing you?


Happy Traveller 

I’m off to South Africa (Kruger National Park) for three weeks. Looking forward to living in the wild!

After hours in the air

nights become days

and days dissolve into nights –

even though weary and tired

the eyes feel sleepy yet alive.

The feet, the happy feet –

always ready to tread

for a little longer

to catch a glimpse

of all that lies ahead

one step at a time.

The mind, the spirited mind –

always full of wanderlust

dreams of seeing

all that is unseen

one place at a time.



Like a River

Meandering through,

twisting and turning,

along the expanse of life,

around every block,

determined and patient –

I carve my own way


Reading nook

In that cozy little corner 

where faded rays of the sun 

seeps through

and the booming sound of the rain 

echoes – 

I settle with a book in hand

and get lost

in a world 

unlike my own. 


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