The Hindu: Eating One’s Brother

Eating one’s brother AREFA TEHSIN Hungry enough to eat your own? Be grateful that you weren’t born as any of these animals, for they have a habit of gulping down members of their family. We are in an eternal habit of attributing human qualities to animals. Aww…she sings like a koel! For your information, the... Continue Reading →

Short Story in The Hindu: For a little bit of honey

For a little bit of honey AREFA TEHSIN Illustration: Satheesh Vellinezhi Though the village children taunted Badi Bi, Veerka liked her. Even to the extent of braving a midnight jaunt into the dark forest. “There is a dusty road up the hills which goes nowhere…” was the only thing Badi Bi would say. But she... Continue Reading →

The Hindu: Terrific Talkers II

My Column in The Hindu Terrific talkers - II AREFA TEHSIN   Alex: Great conversationalist. A good yap: Mishka, the Siberian Husky NOC: Ghost buster Meet Mishka who says “I’m hungry”, NOC who asks you to “get out” and a few others... “Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!” Captain Flint, Long John Silver’s talking parrot... 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 →

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