About: Magal Sanjeev, a Photographer

Mother Nature, wildlife and its serenity! My innate connection, passion and fascination for Nature and Wildlife always intrigued me. The emotional connect, bonding and never ending love is what has made me build this home called "Wild Meadows.in" This site is all about the real "me" and my "sincere respect for Nature and Wild life". I am just a beginner -with every passing day, I am living to learn! 

Born and brought up in Davanagere (Karnataka, India), my house was in the out skirts of a small township. Surrounded by shrubs and patches of greenery, it was a perfect get-away for me. Jumping on to my cycle, I used to ride to a secret spot of mine that was surrounded by small hillocks, shrubs and far across,there was this railway track passing through. I called it as “Sun Set” point.It was my own discovery. Late in the evening, parking my cycle, I used to watch the train chugging along, waving at the passengers (I don’t know why I did that…) and looking at the melting sun behind those dry clouds, it was nothing but a heavenly feeling for me. I guess this is where my love for nature began.Snakes, lizards, mongoose were quite common besides birds – I had no clue what birds were those but I used to enjoy watching them flying around. 

During summer, my favorite past time was feeding black ants. Thanks to my mother, I watched her do this all the time. I used to carry sugar, walk into the field and look for small cracks or holes that usually is their habitat and sprinkle it around their small hills. It was nothing but complete happiness watching them feed on the sugar, some of them carrying it back into their holes, it was something that always gave me high!

I grew up with lot of wilderness around me.  We had some huge trees (Mango, Banyan, Guava, berry plants and many more) in our house compound. Every day, chirping birds woke me up without any reminders!  Sparrows, Squirrels, Cuckoo, Weaver birds were quite common. Watching them was my favorite past-time. Occasionally we had some snakes (Cobra, Rat-snakes) visit us – And those visitors got us to see Mongoose from time to time. It was only Summer-Summer-Summer and summer for us with occasional rains. I love rainy season and of course rains. Watching the black clouds hover around the sky and the drizzle, I remember screaming – It’s raining... It’s raining! Stretching my hands from the window to feel the rain drops and later much against my sister’s wishes,stepping out and getting drenched. Running through the fields filled with water… feeling the wet weather, oh... those were the times! Looking at the rain-drops on the leaves, the dampness all over, oh god! What a joy! The evening sun shining on the drops of water… it just feels as though I did it a day before…. These memories are so fresh, I feel as though I just got back home from my sun-set point… and today it rained…. I played …I feel the rain even now… open skies... Riding on my bicycle, rushing to my favorite place… watching the train…feeding ants... and now, years have passed...

Thinking about my childhood and memories of my growing up years my eyes are getting moist. I remember these lines from Ozzy Osbourne (Song: Dreamer)

Gazing through the window at the world outside
Wondering will mother earth survive
Hoping that mankind will stop abusing her sometime

After all there's only just the two of us
And here we are still fighting for our lives
Watching all of history repeat itself
Time after time

I'm just a dreamer, I dream my life away
I'm just a dreamer, who dreams of better days?
I watch the sun go down like every one of us
I'm hoping that the dawn will bring a sign
A better place for those who will come after us...
This time

I'm just a dreamer, I dream my life away oh yeah
I'm just a dreamer, who dreams of better days?
Your higher power may be God or Jesus Christ
It doesn't really matter much to me
Without each other’s help there isn’t no hope for us
I'm living in a dream of fantasy
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

If only we could all just find serenity
It would be nice if we could live as one
When will all this anger, hate and bigotry...
Be gone?

I'm just a dreamer, I dream my life away
Today, I’m just a dreamer, who dreams of better days?
Okay....I'm just a dreamer, who’s searching for the way?
I'm just a dreamer, dreaming my life away
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah....


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Thanks – Live and LetLive!

Magal Sanjeev