Who We Are & What We Do
Shyama – Founder is a scientist by education with a Ph.D. in Applied Biology from BARC, but is a wildlife and travel enthusiast at heart. She prides herself in being able to find amazing properties and offbeat places. After having travelled extensively and helping friends plan vacations and getaways, she decided to help people meet their travel goals by founding Wild Wild Wanderer.
While meeting needs of the travellers and delivering great experiences, Wild Wild Wander focuses on responsible tourism and educating people about the amazing wildlife around us leading everyone to think actively about how each one can contribute to conservation with very small efforts.
Dr. Varun Satose – Wildlife Expert is highly passionate about studying behaviour and habitat of reptiles and amphibians of Indian sub-continent. This deep passion has led him to successfully complete his PhD in zoology on Malabar pit viper. Varun is studying the effects of the bio active proteins, found in the venom of the snake, on cancer.
His commitment to understanding wildlife has resulted in extensive travel to the deepest and exclusive forests of the Western Ghats and North-east India. Varun has undertaken more than 20 safaris to Kaziranga alone. With a butterfly and frog associated with his name, Varun is also one of the leading birders in India (in top 30) with a bird count exceeding 750.
Kuldeep Chaudhari – Wildlife & Photography Expert merged his passion with his work by making a career in automotive photography specialising in editorial and commercial work. Despite having a Masters in Science in Finance & Investment from Brunel University, London, Kuldeep found his calling in Photography.
Kuldeep is an avid birder and a complete wildlife buff. An ardent nature lover, he loves being in forests. To add to that, he believes in sharing his wealth of knowledge with all. Although he has travelled all over India photographing cars he always carries his binoculars and wildlife gear to observe anything wild on his journey. Kuldeep is also a trained mountaineer, making him an exceptional landscape photographer as well. Kuldeep is a strong believer in urban biodiversity and believes a lot can be seen around our homes.
Pranoy Pal – Chief Fixer & Designer is a communication designer by profession and so much more. He is an avid tinkerer, builder, science enthusiast and technology buff. Pranoy’s skill set extends from creating augmented reality and virtual experiences to more hand made art forms like paper art and popup art.
He likes combining electronics and mechanics with design to make Arduino based builds like walking robots. Pranoy also designs and make 3D printed articulated figures. At Wild Wild Wanderer, Pranoy not just sees to it that the website and design elements are in place, he is the one that quickly fixes things and keeps them running smoothly. He is currently working on the designs of some amazing wildlife DIY learning modules & games.
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