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LA diary: Scrambled eggs, unscrambled minds

LA diary: Scrambled eggs, unscrambled minds

By Kartik Shanker | March 30, 2012 | Andamans, Kartik Shanker

Having just eaten a breakfast of eggs, rice and tomato ketchup, a combination that I had not tried before, I lay in a hammock not far from a quiet and sun-dappled stream. In the shade of a forest in the arms of a bay. On the west coast of an island in the middle of...
LA diary: The leatherbacks of Little Andamans

LA diary: The leatherbacks of Little Andamans

By Kartik Shanker | March 22, 2012 | Andamans, Kartik Shanker

About a year ago, as we were being tossed around in our small dunghi at Alcock Point, I wondered why we did this for a living. I was returning then from attaching three satellite transmitters to leatherback turtles on West Bay in Little Andamans. Coming around Alcock...
Beaches that change…

Beaches that change…

By Muralidharan M. | | Muralidharan M., Odisha

“Dude, let’s go to the beach” was a text message or call I used to receive almost every day of my college life in Chennai. Little did I know back then that my going to the beach would be one day equivalent to my going to the office. Every evening I would head to the...