In a run-up to the #ShareYourDiscovery event in collaboration with Land Rover, Condé Nast Traveller’s Salil Deshpande interviewed Sudhir live on Facebook. This engaging conversation had Sudhir talking about his most intriguing experiences in the wild and the valuable lessons learnt. About how his journeys to discover the wild invariably turn into enriching inward journeys of self-discovery.
A little more about it:
#ShareYourDiscovery is a unique adventure-conservation initiative by Land Rover in association with Condé Nast Traveller. This voyage of discovery aims to bring to the fore the challenges confronting the state of wildlife in India; specifically, the highly endangered red panda and black-necked crane and their habitat in northeast India.
Come January 2018, Sudhir drives through the hinterlands of India’s northeastern regions alongside other influencers in the wildlife/journalism space.
Condé Nast Traveller have set the ball rolling by asking their readers to share the most interesting, memorable, valuable discoveries they have made, out there in the wild. One among these will get the chance to accompany Sudhir on the journey of a lifetime.
The Jaguar Land Rover website carries their interview with Sudhir on his experiences in the wild and the lessons learnt therein. Here, Sudhir talks about his connect with India’s northeastern region, where he has travelled for his wildlife photography. He also talks about what he looks forward to, in this upcoming road trip.
Here’s an excerpt of Sudhir’s interview:
“The wild reminds you that only the fit will survive.
The northeast has always had a special place in my heart due to the rich biodiversity, the bird life, and the culture. It’s been a long time since I visited the region. I hope to meet the locals, talk to them, try to create awareness among the youngsters on the issues concerning our environment and finally to rediscover the beauty of the northeast.”
Here’s what Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), has to say about this initiative:
“India’s rich wildlife is battling extinction and needs our help. We need to care about it, but more than that, we need to act. During the ‘Discovery With A Purpose’ drive we intend to raise awareness on the need to preserve our wildlife. What better way to do this than to go into the wild with a known authority on the subject, Conde Nast Traveller, and tell a story with pictures and videos along with leading experts from this field. And we have a perfect companion for the journey as well, the soon to be launched, All-New Discovery.”
Divia Thani, Editor, Condé Nast Traveller India, is of the opinion that:
“Travel is all about discovering new things, so we are delighted to have the support of Land Rover on this initiative. During our seven years in India, Condé Nast Traveller has been a committed supporter of wildlife conservation and safari tourism. And we’re particularly passionate about travelling in the Indian Northeast, a region of incredible beauty, culture and nuance.”
Watch the video here:
Part 1 of #ShareYourDiscovery:
Part 2 of #ShareYourDiscovery: