27 April 2015, Umtasor, Nongkhyllum Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghalaya:
The sky, a joyous blue splattered with wisps of cotton, turns an ominous grey. The tall white barks of those splendid giant trees, naked but for spotches of pistachio-colored lichen, lie shrouded in a sudden mist. The shrill 'cuckoo-cuckoo' of the Eurasian cuckoo pierces the enveloping darkness. Golden-bellied bush frogs have embarked on their 'tut-tut-tut' chorus, resembling a child's hand drum in sound and joy. If only glimmering frogs with brilliantly colored ballooned throats could sing babies to sleep...