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Bindu Gopal Rao

Bindu Gopal Rao is a freelance writer and photographer based in Bengaluru. With a key passion for the environment, her interests include bird watching and looking for local and unusual angles in any destination.

Naviluna artisan chocolate

Homegrown brands we love: Naviluna Artisan Chocolate

Naviluna Artisanal Chocolate in Mysuru uses organically certified cacao beans grown across farms in South India to create a brand that celebrates local terroir. For the longest time, I associated Mysuru with…

Mahseer, conservation, eco tourism, south india

Saving the ‘Tiger of Kaveri’: Another way to drive eco-tourism

The hump-backed mahseer, among the largest freshwater fish species, is gaining attention from conservation agencies that are trying to preserve its habitat in the Western Ghats. Saving the ‘Tiger of Kaveri’ can…

Channapatna, toy, handicraft, art and culture, karnataka, south india

Toying with the idea of a trip to Channapatna?

Go for it! A destination that offers a unique combination of heritage, culture and leisure, Channapatna in Karnataka is much more than a toy town. Did you know that former US President…