Book Launch – Walking the Western Ghats – A.J.T Johnsingh — Chancery Pavilion Hotel, Bangalore, July 5, 2014
July 5, 2015
6PM to 8PM
Hotel Chancery Pavilion
AJT Johnsingh goes on several walks across the rugged and enchanting Western Ghats, detailing presence and absence of of the flora and fauna. It is said of Johnsingh that he lives to walk. Tiger pugmarks, tahr pellets, leopard scrapes, hare tracks, sloth bear droppings, otter spoor, porcupine remains in leopard scat, scent of tiger spray, alarm calls of the wild, intrusion on non-endemic flora, nothing misses Johnsingh as he straddles the length and breadth of the Western Ghats.
The walks are never without risks, he bumps into a tigress and her cubs, has a narrow escape from a chasing elephants and wakes up one morning to see a sloth bear barely 50m from his rock bed! But Johnsingh manages to lighten these situations with graceful wit. Along each step, he picks up issues that have ravaged the habitat and provides useful suggestions to save it from further onslaught in the name of development. He packs his narration with fun, adventure and sincerity, making it very thought-provoking.
The event is hosted by Nature in Focus.