News and Views

News & Views


'WildBytes' for the month of March has got delayed. My apologies for that. Team members have been traveling, were down with change of weather flues etc. And of course, our graphic artist got married and was away on honeymoon. Surprisingly, words just flow when one has to give excuses.

We had a fairly good response to the online story writing contest. But the good news is that two well known elephant lovers-Mike Pandey and Vivek Menon have just agreed to judge the best story among the entries received online. We will announce the winners soon.

We are uploading another contest online on the same lines as the elephant story but with tigers as the subject this time. Some stunning pictures taken by Aditya Singh at Ranthambhore will form the movie clips. Hope all of you will enter the contest. Last time we had some teething problems entering the story online. But we promise that the contest is now absolutely user friendly.

Our chat room is developing into a place where some fascinating conversation is happening! As well as information sharing by serious wildlife lovers! Do read the transcript of chat on 'Reptiles'.

This month we are starting a new column by 'Yasser Arafat' who is researching and documenting pheasants in Uttaranchal, entirely on his own volition. We hope to bring you regular features from him.

And Views…….

Here is a forward I received which is bound to make you laugh!

I wanna be a Bear!

In this life I'm a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that. Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that, too. When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that. If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that. If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and body fat. Yup...gonna be a bear.

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