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Dodda Sampige

“If a tree falls in a forest and lands on a politician, even if you can’t hear the tree or the screams, I’ll bet you’d at least hear the applause.” – Paul Tindale

The way events are unfolding, there may not be any forests left in India, for trees to grow and eventually fall on politicians!

Would it be asking for too much from our Chief Ministers, Prime Minister, President?

But I guess saving the very source of our continued existence on this planet is not a ‘progressively developmental’ outlook for our country’s fiscal stance. And anyway, once the gifted wilderness is gone our true natural wild-self will be too busy feeding on each other for any song of lament to be sung. So, I greatly value any opportunity to walk any forest before the last of our wilderness is callously wiped-out by an absolute lack of political will.


Forests invigorate me. I breathe, feel, walk, listen and live better. All my senses pulsate and I remain enthralled by the magic that surrounds me…and I am at peace.

Last year, I travelled a little over 240 km by road from Bangalore to visit the Biligiri Rangana Hills (literally meaning – Lord Ranganath’s White rock hill). Also known as the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.

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