Tiger by the Tail is a 2013 novel by Indian author Venita Coelho (also the author of the story collection Dungeon Tales ). It has been illustrated by Priya Kuriyan and published by Hachette India. The novel tells the story of Rana, an eleven-and-a-half-year-old boy, who is on a mission to save the tigers from disappearing from various Indian forests.
Rana is eleven and a half years old, and is a sickly and allergic child. He has a grandfather who is an inventor, and who keeps trying to make various remedies for Rana's problems, and also carries out experiments. But one day, he discovers a tiger on their doorstep, who demands breakfast and turns out to be Bagha, a friend of Rana's grandfather. Rana discovers that he can speak to animals, and his parents had started an intelligence agency called the AIA (Animal Intelligence Agency). Its aim was to capture poachers and ensure protection for all sorts of wildlife. However, it was destroyed by an attack on the headquarters which killed Rana's parents. Bagha has come to Rana's grandfather to seek guidance as tigers are disappearing all over India. It is the dreaded enemy of all animals, the Taker, who is the poacher responsible for the death of Rana's parents. Rana convinces Bagha to let him accompany him on his mission, as he desires revenge. After a misadventure involving notorious gangster called Muchchhad Master, they reach the Red Fort in Delhi, India, to seek a disgraced former agent of the AIA, called Kela, who was removed from duty after the Incident of the Exploding Mangoes. He leads them to Taklé, who is another criminal who keeps animals. From there, they learn they have to go to Kathmandu, where they meet a holy bull called Kaloji (Agent Number 27), who tells them that the Tigers are going to Tibet. After that follows a dangerous adventure to Tibet, where they are rescued from the extreme cold by the Yeti or the Abominable Snowman. From Tibet, they journey on to the Forbidden City, where they find another city underground. The missing tigers are all part of an operation to overthrow the governors of China and install the descendant of the last Emperor, 'the General', on the throne. Using the tigers, he has taken a part of their genes to make an elixir which will make its user immortal. Rana manages to save the tigers, and by mistake, receives a shot of the elixir, which makes him immortal. But the General is not the last enemy to be defeated. The Taker is still at large, and when the final confrontation comes, it is much more terrible than Rana has ever thought.
Venita Coelho is a writer and an artist who lives in Goa. She has had a career in television and is also a screenwriter.As an artist, she works on glass and canvas.
The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. Most of the characters are animals such as Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, though a principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. The stories are set in a forest in India; one place mentioned repeatedly is "Seonee" (Seoni), in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
The Bengal tiger is a tiger from a specific population of the Panthera tigris tigris subspecies that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is threatened by poaching, loss, and fragmentation of habitat, and was estimated at comprising fewer than 2,500 individuals by 2011. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within its range is considered large enough to support an effective population of more than 250 adult individuals. India's tiger population was estimated at 1,706–1,909 individuals in 2010. By 2018, the population had increased to an estimated 2,603–3,346 individuals. Around 300–500 tigers are estimated in Bangladesh, 220–274 tigers in Nepal and 103 tigers in Bhutan.
Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. According to the census held in March 2018 which was jointly conducted by the Forest Department of the Government of Assam and some recognized wildlife NGOs, the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park is 2,413. It comprises 1,641 adult rhinos ; 387 sub-adults ; and 385 calves. In 2015, the rhino population stood at 2401. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species. When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility.
The Monpa or Mönpa is a major tribe of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. The Tawang Monpas have a migration history from Changrelung. The Monpa are believed to be the only nomadic tribe in Northeast India - they were totally dependent on animals like sheep, cow, yak, goats and horses.The Monpa share very close affinity with the Sharchops of Bhutan. Their languages are Tibeto-Burman languages written with the Tibetan alphabet.
Bagha Jatin or Baghajatin, born Jatindranath Mukherjee, was an Indian freedom fighter.
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a 1969 Indian fantasy adventure comedy film written and directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a story by his grandfather Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury. It is a fantasy-musical film, with the music and lyrics written by Ray himself. This is the first film of the Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne series, followed by a couple of sequels - Hirak Rajar Deshe was released in 1980 and Goopy Bagha Phire Elo, written by Ray but directed by his son Sandip Ray, was released in 1992.
Hirak Rajar Deshe is an Indian Bengali dystopian fantasy science-fiction film, sequel to the 1969 film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and the second installment of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne series directed by Satyajit Ray. A unique aspect of the film is that most of the dialogues exchanged by the protagonists of the film are rhyming. The only person who did not speak in rhyme was the teacher, symbolizing that though the thoughts of everybody else are bound, the teacher was a free-thinker. The film was followed by the third film of the series directed by Satyajit Ray and assisted, camera and colourotography by his son Sandip Ray.
The 1950 India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship is a bilateral treaty between Nepal and India establishing a close strategic relationship between the two South Asian neighbours. The treaty was signed at Kathmandu on 31 July 1950 by the last Rana Prime Minister of Nepal Mohan Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana and Indian ambassador to Nepal, Chadreshwar Narayan Singh and came into force the same day as per Article 9 of the Treaty. Rana rule in Nepal ended just 3 months after the treaty was signed. The treaty allows free movement of people and goods between the two nations and a close relationship and collaboration on matters of defense and foreign policy.
The tiger is an iconic species. Tiger conservation attempts to prevent the animal from becoming extinct and preserving its natural habitat. This is one of the main objectives of the international animal conservation community. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has played a crucial role in improving international efforts for tiger conservation.
Kaal, is an Indian supernatural horror film directed by Soham Shah, and jointly produced by Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan. The film stars John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta in lead roles with Ajay Devgn in negative role as title role while Vishal Malhotra and Kushal Punjabi play pivotal roles. It was released on 29 April 2005 and became a moderate box office success.
Goopy Bagha Phirey Elo (1992) is the sequel to 1980 film Hirak Rajar Deshe and the third installment of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne series. It was directed by Sandip Ray and written by his father Satyajit Ray. This film was released eleven years after its predecessor.
The Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) was founded in 1994 by Belinda Wright, its Executive Director, who was an award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker till she took up the cause of conservation. From its inception, WPSI's main aim has been to bring a new focus to the daunting task of tackling India's growing wildlife crisis. It does this by providing support and information to government authorities to combat poaching and the escalating illegal wildlife trade - particularly in wild tigers. It has now broadened its focus to deal with human-animal conflicts and provide support for research projects.
The Jungle Book is a 3D CGI animated television series co-produced by DQ Entertainment International, MoonScoop, Ellipsanime Productions, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, TF1 and Les Cartooneurs Associés. It is based on the Rudyard Kipling book of the same name.
Fateh Singh Rathore was an Indian tiger conservationist. Fateh Singh joined the Indian Forest Service in 1960 and was part of the first Project Tiger team. He was widely acknowledged as the tiger guru for his legendary knowledge of the big cat. He worked over 50 years in wildlife conservation. Rathore was noted for his pioneering relocation of villages from inside the Ranthambhore National Park in 1973–75. Largely because of Mr. Rathore, "Ranthambhore became the place which brought the tiger to the consciousness of people the world over."
Amish Tripathi is the Director of the Nehru Centre in London and a columnist, and author. He is very well known for his books The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras, Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta and Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India. The Shiva Trilogy was the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history while the Ram Chandra Series was the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history. In 2017, Tripathi launched his first non-fiction book, Immortal India.
İksir is a 2014 Turkish live action/animated film, directed by Birkan Uz. The film went on nationwide general release on May 16, 2014.
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a series of Indian Bengali fantasy adventure comedy film. The series is based on a story by Satyajit Ray's grandfather Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury. Two films Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and its sequel Hirak Rajar Deshe was directed by Satyajit Ray, and the third sequel Goopy Bagha Phire Elo was directed by his son Sandip Ray. The trilogy starring Tapen Chatterjee and Rabi Ghosh as Goopy and Bagha respectively. An animated film Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya was made in Hindi, based on the story Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. The film is directed by Shilpa Ranade.
Tiger poaching in India has seriously impacted the probability of survival of tigers in India. About 3,000 wild tigers now survive compared with 100,000 at the turn of the 20th century. This abrupt decimation in population count was largely due to the slaughter of tigers by colonial and Indian elite, during the British Raj period, and indeed following India's independence. Most of those remaining, about 1,700, are India's Bengal tigers. Project Tiger in India had been hailed as a great success until it was discovered that the initial count of tigers had been seriously flawed.
Saroj Raj Choudhury was an Indian environmentalist, wildlife conservationist, writer and the first Forest Conservator under the Government of Odisha. He was also the founder director of the Simlipal National Park, in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. Choudhury was known for the pugmark technique he employed for tiger census and for his comradeship with Khairi, a domesticated tigress. His experiences with the animal has been documented in a book, Khairi: The Beloved Tigress, written by him and published in 1977. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1983.
Venita Coelho is an Indian writer, director and artist and currently lives in Goa. Coelho is credited with having made a mark for herself in children's literature, besides film and television.