Arati Kumar-Rao

@AratiKumarRao

Photographer & Environmental Biographer | loves elephants, ice cream, wild places | smiles at strangers | On assignment #riverdiaries - http://t.co/yLU7RCqXvy

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For my #hilsa loving #bengali friends. In #Bangladesh #Sundarbans, this boat caught 1 hilsa in 6hrs.
#riverdiaries

A4. I tried to bring home a smell-souvenir ;)Ben, in intimidating musth - an acrid memory like no other! #travelIST

. hehe cool. Here's a baby aaney welcome:

#elephants

Bombay & bhutta & rains on Hill Road :)

The shape of my zen, part two.

#cats

The shape of my zen, part one.

#cats

How the mystery of the vanishing Tsangpo was solved:

The Spy Who Went In To The Cold
http://riverdiaries.tumblr.com/post/93317820572/the-spy-who-went-in-to-the-cold-early-1800s-asia

#riverdiaries #tibet

Impaled on the highway :) ... Dementors!

#harrypotter #dementors

Cc

Who needs a filter when the #IndianRailways gives you these stained glass windows? ;)))

#rivers #nofilter

Roaring wind and furious rain shake and soak cafe noir. #Bangalore #Monsoon2014

Twilight:
When the sky deepens to indigo and warm ochre lights up a home.
"Things get magical," says

Entering the Kamlang Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, En route to the Lohit.
#riverdiaries #brahmaputra

When the fog rolls in on the #brahmaputra you'd better be docked. You can see nothing & that's doom:)
#riverdiaries

A few itinerant chicken farmers from #Kolkata make their home on the #brahmaputra for now.

#riverdiaries

#Assam in the #Monsoon. It's all about brooding skies, flooded plains, & bountiful paddy :)

#riverdiaries

Road to village is flooded. A boat plies, fishermen tries his luck.Life goes on
#riverdiaries http://twitpic.com/e6r97c

Road to village is flooded. A boat plies, fishermen tries his luck.Life goes on
#riverdiaries

The ground, dry in April, saturated silly w pre-monsoons, drowns in monsoons. #riverdiaries
http://twitpic.com/e6r64u

The ground, dry in April, saturated silly w pre-monsoons, drowns in monsoons. #riverdiaries

Off to a village by the #brahmaputra to watch dolphins & hear fishermen talk abt changes. But...Rain!!
#riverdiaries