At 22, Kalyan Varma had a ‘dream job’ with Yahoo. But one fine day, he quit and went on to pursue his passion – “wildlife photography”. Today, he is a living example , who believed his dream and making a living, out of something he truly loves. Now he has emerged as one of the top wildlife photographers in India!
Imagine a job description like this: “to study and assess human dimensions of conservation, such as human-wildlife conflicts, land use change and people-park relationships in five parks of India’s Western Ghats” and that too on a National Geographic grant! Krithi K Karanth, a 32 year old conservation biologist and daughter of noted wildlife biologist Ullas Karanth, has landed this enviable job. A Research Associate of the Centre for Wildlife Studies, India, Krithi is currently a post-doctoral scientist with Dr. Ruth DeFries at Columbia University, New York. Krithi holds a Ph.D in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University. My Life Chronicles celebrates such achievement.