Growing up in the lap of the Himalayas, appreciation and interest for natural and wild spaces came naturally to me. I have earlier worked in parts of Nepal, Hyderabad, Eastern Ghats and the Darjeeling-Himalaya region. Most of the work primarily focused on strengthening nature education programmes and community engagement in forest fringe villages across these landscapes. For my Masters dissertation I attempted to understand the dependency on PA resources and conservation attitude of communities living in and around the Neora Valley National Park, Kalimpong.
Currently, I am associated with the hornbill research in Buxa Tiger Reserve and Pakke Tiger Reserve. From my few years of working in the conservation sector, I believe that inter-disciplinary approaches for conservation have far reaching impacts. Mindful nature education programmes is another key component I aspire to continue working on.
Apart from these, I enjoy indulging myself in rural hospitality and am always happy to escape far off from urban settings. Over the years, I have also developed a keen interest in natural building and natural farming systems. I believe that it is important to gain a broader understanding of the intricate relationships and inter-connectedness of these systems and fit them into conservation models of natural resources.