The Hindu: Terrific Talkers

TERRIFIC talkers AREFA TEHSIN Popular pet:And great mimic.Photo: Special Arrangement Quick learner: Loves to imitate. Photo: Special Arrangement Not just birds, there are a few animals too who can mimic us. Take a look at them. “Never miss a chance to shut up,” Will Roger advised. And so have the sages and wise ones over... Continue Reading →

The Hindu: Fabulously Flightless

Fabulously flightless AREFA TEHSIN   Strange as it may seem, some birds don’t fly. They have wings but it’s not possible for them to take off! So, what use are the wings? “If I were a bird, I’d sing a song And fly about the whole day long And when the night comes, go to... Continue Reading →

The Hindu: Our wings are not for flying!

My Column in The Hindu Our wings are not for flying! AREFA TEHSIN Cormorant: Looking out at the ocean. Rhea: The wings act lke a sail and rudder. Waves soar, babies cry, lions roar and birds fly. Well, not all the time! It is interesting to note that some of the most fascinating birds that... Continue Reading →

The Hindu: Ingenious and Intelligent

Column in The Hindu's Young World Ingenious and intelligent AREFA TEHSIN Dive in: Triple treat for your eyes! Photo: Wikimedia Commons Artistic elephants, musical pigs, dancing dolphins and more… meet some smart cookies from the animal world. By Arefa Tehsin: Author & Ex-Honorary Wildlife Warden, Udaipur Elephants can paint, ants can farm, pigs can sing... Continue Reading →

The Hindu: Driving Through Middle Land

Travelogue in The Hindu: Driving Through Middle Land The beautiful captures by Adityavikram More Driving through Middle Land AREFA TEHSIN At Spiti Valley PHOTOS: ADITYAVIKRAM MORE At Spiti Valley PHOTOS: ADITYAVIKRAM MORE   At Spiti Valley PHOTOS: ADITYAVIKRAM MORE   At Spiti Valley PHOTOS: ADITYAVIKRAM MORE   At Spiti Valley PHOTOS: ADITYAVIKRAM MORE At Spiti... Continue Reading →

Business Standard: Demystifying mysteries of nature

Do Tigers Drink Blood and 13 Other Mysteries of Nature in Business Standard And The Hindu: Demystifying mysteries of nature Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  March 29, 2015 Last Updated at 15:02 IST Do tigers drink blood? No, says a naturalist duo who seeks to demystify the popular perception about big cats and... Continue Reading →

The Hindu: Self Appointed Sentries

Column in The Hindu: Self-appointed sentries TODAY'S PAPER » FEATURES » YOUNG WORLD February 20, 2015 Self-appointed sentries BY AREFA TEHSIN  Just as we have armies and weapons to guard us, small animals have their own protective mechanism to ensure their safety. You can’t afford to be casual when your life is at stake. We... Continue Reading →

My Column in The Hindu: Piercing Porcupines

FEATURES » YOUNG WORLD December 11, 2014 Piercing porcupines AREFA TEHSIN Prickly: The pocupine's main defence mechanism is its hair-like quills which are tough to remove. Photo: Nagara Gopal Illustration: K.G Rangarajan Porcupines are sharp animals... literally so! That’s why even tigers and leopards walk away from them. There are some animals you don’t mess... Continue Reading →

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