India | Sri Lanka | Bhutan
India | Sri Lanka | Bhutan
Opinionated, always learning, inquisitive, and private. Born and educated in England, I have lived and worked in south Asia since 1977. Beginning my career in Nepal, I soon moved to India, where I worked as a consultant on the establishment of several camps within the country’s national parks. During this time, I gained valuable insight and experience as well as extensive knowledge of travel in the region.
For more than twenty-five years, I have been involved in the production of wildlife documentaries, as well as historical and cultural programmes in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. I have also worked with an array of film companies, including DisneyNature, BBC Discovery, Animal Planet and National Geographic.
With a keen knowledge of photography, I have handled logistics on numerous photographic projects for the world’s premier publications and photographers. In addition, I have contributed to a wide selection of magazines and books. Apart from photography, I have co-written A New History of India (2023) and written An Introduction to India (1992) as well as contributed to several articles to various publications. Over the years, I have travelled extensively as a guest lecturer and trip manager for the likes of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
I currently live in New Delhi, India.
Since 1980. With &Beyond in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka since 2006.
Read, and listen to music.
India (the Himalaya, north and south India, Gujarat, Bengal and Assam), Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Scotland.
A passion for the Indian subcontinent despite all that it throws up.
The history of the Indian subcontinent, and central Asia. Natural history and the history of natural history.
Birdwatching. Reading history or escapist thrillers. Good music of all genres. The disaster of US politics.
Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica.
The migration of Amur falcons in Nagaland.
The Indian Deccan from Hyderabad south to Hampi, including the Sultanates and Chalukya sites en route.
I enjoy accompanying all guests – anyone I can learn from.
Watching a Sri Lankan jungle fowl pick ticks off the head of a black napped hare in Yala National Park.
Dhole (Asiatic wild dog) because they are always alert. Big cats may look beautiful, but they spend much of their life resting.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page
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