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Recent Publications

In the last several months I have had the opportunity to have two important portfolios of black & white images published in prominent Indian publications. In September… 498 more words

Western Ghats

Kodaikanal: Vanishing Heritage of an Island in the Sky

Last week Kodaikanal International School hosted the launch of a landmark publication on the town’s history, architecture and ecology. Kodaikanal: Vanishing Heritage of an Island in the sky… 458 more words

Palani Hills

Postcards from the Palanis 2014

Last year’s postcards highlight familiar Kodai landscapes as well some places from the neighboring ranges. Most of these images were taken in the winter (December 2014- January 2015). 272 more words

Western Ghats

Forest Plantations and Biodiversity Conservation: A Symposium in the Palani Hills

On December 20th Kodaikanal International School (KIS) hosted a unique symposium of scientists, officials and concerned citizens on montane forest plantations in the Western Ghats and the regeneration of shola species in them. 1,731 more words

Western Ghats

Land Cover Changes in the Palani Hills: A Preliminary Visual Assessment

I continue to be interested in themes of change in the southern Western Ghats (and Sri Lanka) and am now working to better measure and detect land cover change using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and temporal satellite data gathered by the USGS/NASA Landsat satellites. 1,309 more words

Western Ghats

A Frosty, Dry Winter in the Palani Hills

Few people associate southern India with freezing temperatures and a cold, frosty climate. With a polar vortex and other unusually arctic conditions keeping parts of north American in a frozen slump it is easy to see why a slight chill in the tropics would not make the news. 581 more words

Western Ghats

Palani Hills: Then and Now

One of the developments in digital photography that has helped photographers create amazing images from otherwise ordinary scenes is High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. Thanks to developments in digital photo editing it is now a process that takes little effort other than some careful planning, the use of a tripod and some editing on Adobe Photoshop. 761 more words

Western Ghats