Dusk descends over the concrete expanse of London’s Southbank arts centre. London, U.K. ©Tom Pietrasik 2013 Tweet Its that time of year in Europe when the days grow longer, summer beckons and the hours of dusk seem to last an eternity. When I lived in India, spring was a season to dread, notable for the onset [...]
Rajasthan’s chief wildlife warden Ramesh Mehrotra took objection to a story that accompanied my photographs in National Geographic Adventure magazine. In his vexed letter, which seems only to have been published in the print edition of National Geographic Adventure, Mehrotra appeared slighted by writer Paul Kvinta’s critique of Rajasthan’s tiger relocation policy. Mehrotra apparently considered that the fine hospitality and pleasant company he offered us obliged Paul to write a glowing report on the tiger conservation effort. But how much worse it could be if the charms of official hospitality were ever to silence those who scrutinize policy and continue to argue that there are systemic problems with India’s tiger conservation strategy.