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White Cheeked Barbet

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White Cheeked Barbet by Sushil Katre
White Cheeked Barbet, a photo by Sushil Katre on Flickr.

Baby white cheeked barbet in front of our house. This is the nest of the barbet in the hole of the tree. We observed two other adult barbets flying in and out of the nest. This nest is visible from our kitchen 🙂

Written by Sushil Katre

April 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Our Mischievous Dog Tuffy

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This blog is about our dog Tuffy. We will keep sharing about him, things he does, and how he has become an essential part of our lives.

Priyanka & Sushil with Tuffy 🙂

Written by Sushil Katre

August 26, 2012 at 1:50 AM

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Meet my Friends at KRUPA Loving Animals

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Animals will never betray. You can’t trust another human but can trust animals. They will do what they are supposed to do. If you go close to a crocodile it will attack. It will not do some sweet talk with you, get closer, gain your confidence and then betray.

Krupa Loving Animals is one of the places in Bangalore where I go every Sunday, well not every Sunday but I go there on most of the Sundays. Krupa is a hospital, and home for numerous animals. These animals suffer because of us and our so called development. We live in a developing nation while others in developed.

I have found a lot of friends here Neither I have names for them, not they have a name for me.

Each one of them have a story, a touching story which unfortunately is a sad story. Why? Thanks to us.

Eating Biscuits

Eating Biscuits

Eating Biscuits

Eating Biscuits

Yes he is supposed to be a 4 legged animal

Yes he is supposed to be a 4 legged animal

Someone towards the gate

Someone towards the gate

Roaming Around

Roaming Around

Others joining for Biscuits

Others joining for Biscuits

This one on the left would usually come and jump from the back, and he is so healthy and huge that I’ll almost fell down every time he jumps 🙂 The one on the right, poor fellow is not getting treatment and can walk on his own with the help of that hanger tied on the leg 🙂 He will be fine soon.

Heavy Weight

Heavy Weight

Injured but getting propoer care

Injured but getting propoer care

The one on the right, she is so lovely, her hind legs are paralyzed, but she can run around the whole ground. Once I had to run for half an hour to get her inside her canal.

His owner doesn't wants him|

His owner doesn't wants him|

Lovely

Lovely

Abandoned

Abandoned

Happy

Happy

Look at me

Look at me

Me too

Me too

Where to?

Where to?

Eating Grass?

Eating Grass?

Playing around

Playing around

Old and Blind

Old and Blind

They sensed the Bread!

They sensed the Bread!

Abandoned

Abandoned

Camera

Camera

Yawn

Yawn

Yes, two of them

Yes, two of them

And one Horse

And one Horse

3 legged

3 legged

Hind legs paralyzed

Hind legs paralyzed

Running on 3 legs

Running on 3 legs

Came 5 mins before I clicked this

Came 5 mins before I clicked this

Playful Fight

Playful Fight

Playful Fight

Playful Fight

If you would like to get more details on KRUPA, or are interested in adopting, or would like to help us in any ways, leave a comment or drop me a mail – sushil[dot]katre[at]gmail[dot]com

Written by Sushil Katre

January 14, 2011 at 2:25 AM

Ragihalli – Bird Photography

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Three of us decided to go for bird photography. We started serching for places near by and zeroed on to Ragihalli. No one of us had been there earlier. Collected some information online, had a tea in the morning and left at 5:00AM. We started driving towards Bannerghatta National Park on Apache RTR 160CC (mine) and 180CC.

We corrsed Gottigeri and then reached a junction where we had to take a left at Bannerghatta Police Station. We continued on the same road for about 2.5Kms and found that we have crossed Ragihalli Gate. We drove back to Ragihalli Gate and took a left turn (would have taken right turn if not crossed it). There was a person standing there who warned us of elephants in that area and suggest we should wait for some time as it was still dark.

After some time we started driving in and reached the forest area of Bannerghatta National Park. We heard the roar of Lions 🙂 Started looking for birds. There were many birds out there. Quiet a few small birds, hopping here and there. We stopped at multiple places to take photographs.

The best place to sight birds were on the overhead electric wires and some open spaces. 

It was cloudy that day and in some time it started drizziling as well. But we kept taking photographs. One thing I realised that its not worth following the birds. As soon as they become aware of you, they’ll change the place immediately and will lead you deep into the forest. Instead if you remain steady at the same location after some time they’ll start coming back as they can see you are not there to harm them. We kept going futher and futher. We spotted a beautiful Kingfisher and as soon as we stopped our bikes, pointed the camera it was gone. We waited there for about 20-25mins and saw it once again but not in the reach of our small cameras. Finally we reached a village, had a tea over there and started coming back. While coming back they showed pity on us and at one stop we saw multiple birds. It seemed as if they were posing for us.

   These birds were so colorful, so cheering that I felt like staying there forever.

 But whatever starts has to finish. After the last stop, the rain started getting heavier and then we didn’t stopped anywhere. Our cameras were packed inside and we starting moving back towards the crowded city.

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I was completely drenched when I reached home. Just the way I started the trip with tea, I ended it with a tea. Overall a lovely place to visit to do bird photography. Will plan to go there again soon.

You can view rest of the photographs here.

Visit our blog Bangalore – People and Life if you want to know about various places in and around Bangalore.

Written by Sushil Katre

November 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Dandeli Trip 2010-10-30

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This was my second trip to Dandeli, what a wonderful place it is. I was alone during my last trip, but this time around it was four of us. Booked the train tickets in Rani Chinnama Express from Bangalore to Alnavar, went in a four wheeler from Alnavar to Haliyal (15-20 min drive) and took a bus from Haliyal to Dandeli (30-40 min drive). It was a familiar smell of paper mill which reminded me of my last visit. After reaching our place we decided to go for rappelling. It was the first time I was trying it out and I must admit was scared. Why?? The person who was supposed to hold the protection rope was talking to another guy out there, he said: “you guys do not use the clamp with the protection rope”? Answer: No. Altough our guy was using it, but I was wondering how careless they can be and had not clue if what our guy was doing was safe enough to bring us down safely, otherwise I would have gone up directly without reaching the ground alive. Anyway since I climbed up, I had to get down of that mountain and decided to do it using ropes.

Went on safari, did a lot of photography and thoroughly enjoyed the trip as you can see below.

For more photographs from this trip chick here

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November 7, 2010 at 2:44 AM

CARE – Little Things Make a Big Difference

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I met this sweet looking pup exactly four weeks back. But it was kept in a carton box. When we took it out of the box, this guy was not able to walk. His front legs were bent.

This should give you a better idea –

Though his legs had problem, this little pup was so happy to see us that he wanted to play with us. As soon as we kept him on the floor, it tried hard to move. It had to drag it self with great difficulty to move. Moreover he was hurting himself on the front legs because he was dragging himself. Otherwise he was very healthy. We decided to put some stuff on his leg to make it straight and the next week I took a piece of 0.75 inch thick pipe. We though it will not be hard, hence will not hurt the little pup.

The next week I got the pipe. We figured out it’s a little small to get on his legs. So I spit it vertically thinking we’ll wrap it on the leg and will tie it. But then we had to drop the idea of using the pipe, as it will block air circulation and can have severely bad effect on the flesh.

We decided we’ll use wooden splinters and will tie them on the leg. The next day splinters were tied using bandage and just one week later I came to know it has shown a tremendous improvement and has started walking properly – on his own 🙂 I was very happy. I was not able to go there and meet him that Sunday.

But I went to see him today. He was running all over the place. Within two weeks of time he has recovered almost 90%.

He is such a lovely pup. Now able to roam freely on his own, can enjoy the freedom, if he survives the challenges posed by us – the people.

A little care, taken by the staff of Krupa Animal NGO, who took care of this little puppy has changed his life forever.

Please remember to do insignificant looking things small things and you’ll see a huge impact.

“Until there is None, Adopt One, so Don’t shop ADOPT “

Written by Sushil Katre

October 24, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Posted in Animals and Birds, Dogs

Please help Sheeba in Bangalore

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Please help Sheeba in Bangalore …. she is a very trusting 4-5 month old Indian girl, who has already suffered a lot in life. She was badly injured in the leg, probably run over by a car. She approached me in the street and I took her to the vet for treatment. She has been in boarding at the vet hospital where I was having her treated for more than a month now. Her wounds have healed and she is ready to go to a warm caring family that will treat her as one of their own.

If you want to help Sheeba, please email sonaliraval

 

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Written by Sushil Katre

October 21, 2010 at 3:23 PM

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