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Vikram's first exposure to wildlife came through the shikar tales he heard from his friends while studying in Mayo College, Ajmer. At that time it was very self-respecting adolescent Mayoite's dream to become a big game hunter. Gradually through the writings of Billy Arjan Singh and Joy Adamson, Vikram started leaning towards conservation. After completing his Bachelor's degree in history and political science from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, Vikram joined the tea plantations. Vikram spent 13 years in the Dooars, West Bengal where he got ample opportunity to indulge in his twin hobbies of wildlife and photography. In 2002 he shifted base to Kabini to take up wildlife full time. Vikram believes that traditional knowledge and field skills coupled with a scientific approach is the best way to understand and preserve our fast disappearing wildlife. He strongly disapproves of what he calls the tabloid portrayal of wildlife where aberrant behavior is highlighted to reinforce false myths and stereotypes He now lives in Kabini along with his wife and daughter. West Bengal where he got ample opportunity to indulge in his twin hobbies of wildlife and photography. In 2002 he shifted base to Kabini to take up wildlife full time.

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