Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Authors Posts by Shonali Chenzira

Shonali Chenzira

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An ambidextrous thinker, I am nourished by the arts and activism. Passion keeps me on my feet, moving, and living as (comfortably) close to the edge as is possible. From performing gypsy street theater to organizing music festivals, creative activism to travel writing, wildlife exploration and more recently developing an all-India module to teach snake safety – I have evolved with every experience. I believe, fully, in the power of the pen and pursue writing that shapes perspective and builds awareness on essential issues (that we can directly effect, and are directly affected by). I also believe, fully, that precise punctuation, good grammar, (un)avoidable alliterations and a bulletproof humor go a long way. I travel to stay sane, stalk birds in their natural habitat for fun, carefully avoid routine and have been known to burst into song, in good rhyme but for no reason. I am a dreamer and a do-er, a poet and a planner. Writing is the only way I know to understand.

Backpacking Part 1: Packing

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Simply Sustainable – Why Buy Local

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Snakes and Us Part 3: Snakebite First Aid

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Best Delicacies of Karnataka

No matter where you go in India, food is seamlessly woven into and characterizes our cultural fabric. The food of each region is artful,...

Snakes and Us Part 2: Safe Response

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Snakes and Us Part 1: A Basic Understanding

In the collective Indian mindset, a snake is a God, myth, legend or curse before it is seen as the biological animal that it...

PLEASE BEHAVE: The Basics of Human Conduct in Wildlife Sanctuaries

We guide you on ethical conduct when visiting a wildlife sanctuary or forest… Hundreds of wildlife sanctuaries across the versatile Indian sub-continent safeguard native habitats...

Pack In/Pack Out: Exploring Wildlife Sanctuaries

Here’s a complete guide to packing when you are visiting a wildlife sanctuary… Explorations of wildlife sanctuaries are thrilling. Be it for an hour, one...

Responsible Trekking Part 2

Responsible Trekking Part 2 Ask any outdoors person and they’ll tell you, enjoying the outdoors responsibly is more than just a bunch of rules to...

Think Global,Eat Local

Think Global,Eat Local That old adage, ‘the world is my oyster’ stands truer than ever today, but is a rather ironic (and ineffective) metaphor for...