Talking on this edition of Active Bangalore is the multifaceted Pankaj Sekhsaria. Pankaj wears many hats, he is a writer, environmental activist, documentary film maker, academic, photographer, and bird watcher.
Pankaj has spent over 20 years in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in conservation and research work. His main engagement has been with issues in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands – with research, networking, advocacy and legal intervention. He also edits the bi monthly newsletter the Protected Area Update and writes regularly for the Indian media on issues of wildlife and conservation. In 2014 he published his first fiction novel The Last Wave, which is base on his work in the Islands.
Recently Pankaj addressed students at Jain University at Bangalore, and spoke to them about the environmental concerns of Andaman Islands and his book, The Last Wave.
Listen into the highlights of this discussion with Pankaj as he spoke about how he started to write, his work in the Andaman, the looming environmental challenges in the islands and his hope for its future.
Interview by Lakshmi Karunakaran