My passion for wildlife started at an early age. I grew up in the southern Western Ghats, right next to one of India’s most prominent tiger reserves - Periyar Tiger Reserve. This opportunity of observing the spectacular diversity of ecosystems and its flora and fauna made me curious about nature. I am always keen to watch birds and their activities, which motivated myself to start a career in the field of Ornithology. Later this influenced me to watch and explore other creatures too. My research interests broadly include behavioural ecology, physiology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, Bioacoustics.
Currently, I am working on bioacoustics and exploring various techniques using automated recorders which helps to monitor the endangered, endemic Forest Owlet. I am also interested to explore the biogeographical vocal variations of bird species within populations.
Projects Involved: Forest Owlet
PERSONAL AND OTHER INTERESTS
I enjoy spending my free time capturing beautiful landscape views, birds, insects and mammals. Recently I have started making documentary films. Travelling has always been a part of my life as a nature explorer. I love hiking, birding and recording bird calls. Yoga and practicing martial arts are part of my daily routine. I do dancing to make my soul graceful.