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A Special Tribute

Born to be Wild…

We share the planet with creatures great and small. To commemorate the World Wild Life Day, we present to you a selection of non-fiction, stories and poems around the fauna and its conservation

Poetry

Vanilla Gorilla by Rhys Hughes. Click here to read.

Animal Limericks by Michael Burch. Click here to read.

A translation of Tagore’s Amar Shonar Horin Chai (I want the Golden Deer), set against the backdrop of the woods in Ramayana. Click here to read.

Prose

One Small Ancient Tale

Rabindranath Tagore’s Ekti Khudro Puraton Golpo (One Small Ancient Tale) from his collection Golpo Guchcho (literally, a bunch of stories) has been translated by Nishat Atiya. The story centres around birds in wilderness. Click here to read.

Forsaking Distant Hemispheres for the Immediate Locale

Meredith Stephens introduces us to the varied fauna (ranging from seals to monitors) found in South Australia with vivid photographs. Click here to read.

Navigational Error

Luke P.G. Draper explores the impact of pollution on whales with a short compelling narrative. Click here to read.

Memory Gongs

Rhys Hughes creates a legend with wild elephants. Click here to read.

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