That’s me

Dec 23rd, 2013

Really cool, incredibly awesome, super funny, everyone loves me is what I’d like to think of myself.  Really annoying, incredibly goofy, pain in the “you know where” is what my family and a few others think of me, behind my back.

Cool as mentioned above, Hyderabadi living in Kiel, that’s me! Apart from being cool, I’m also an IT professional. When I’m not doing IT stuff, you’ll find me around horses or snakes.

High on life and coconut water and nothing else, much to my parents’ relief.

Ever since I was little I was a wildlife enthusiast, so much so that I even reared chicks of a hen under my bed for half a day.  And then they cheeped like crazy and my parents found out.  When I was some six or something I considered domestic fowls as wild animals too.  When my parents found out about my love for snakes and horses, they realized that they should have just let me rear chicks under my bed.

My favorite color is pink and that’s the girly side of me.

Although I believe in world peace through nonviolent means, I have been bitten by a monkey, snake, tortoise, swan, wasp, dog, sandflies, leeches, ticks, whacked by a crocodile, head-butted by a sheep, bitten by and bucked off (several times) a horse.

I’m enthusiastic about anything that has to do with conservation and wildlife.  Reduce, recycle, reuse is my rallying cry.  I have a thing for villages and barns and to live the life of a nomad and a farmer for a while and document it is my desire. Psst! Another scandalous desire of mine is Johnny Depp.

Globe trotted solo while literally getting lost and finding myself in some cities/towns/villages. You can read one such story here, and see some pictures here.

I’m passionate about Horses, Horse riding, Writing, Photography, Herps, trekking in the mighty Himalayas and giving unsolicited advice.

Some of my work appeared in The Hindu, Yahoo Life style, Saevus and Caleidoscope.

25 Responses to “That’s me”

  1. Hari says:

    I follow you on FB without your permission 😛 for your awesome clicks. Nice to see you have a page where I can read what you think too.

  2. Mamta Naidu says:

    Thank you for your kind words Hari! 😀
    I will try to keep my gallery updated too….

  3. you know who says:

    you are a stallion’s rider, a turtule’s heater
    a shepherd to the lost sheeps, an amusement to the lizard

    you also take the role of an inmate to give company to the bacheloratte
    and you are a good contact for the roman warrior if he runs out of horses for his charriot

    you are like a lone wolf wandering in the snow of himalayas
    and at times you flash your high end camera infront of a nepali village women

    thats all for now

    • Mamta Naidu says:

      Wow! That’s one hell of a great compliment… 😀
      “you are a good contact for the roman warrior if he runs out of horses for his charriot” ha ha!
      Thank you for taking the time to read! :)))

  4. subashbasnet says:

    Hey, I’m from Nepal, now doing master’s in Germany, was so delighted to see your pics of ABC circuit. I’ve also been on that trek, it was just much nature to love for 🙂

  5. Vivek V says:

    vry impressive personality. all the best…

  6. Devang says:

    You are looking nice and fond of reading your writing. You describe the points very well. I think you are a ‘tom-girl’ in your nice. Keep it up your nice work. I like also travelling, photography and tracking.

  7. shivakumar says:

    Beautiful snaps.. mamta.I really love to do..

  8. Mamta Naidu says:

    Vivek thank you! 🙂
    Devang thank you! Travel and have fun! 🙂
    Shivakumar thank you! 🙂

  9. alishahid49 says:

    This is really nice pic and also nice place. I love to visit that type of place. I am form India. Where is it he place and how I will reach there from India(Delhi).

  10. Really inspiring. I admire as well as envy your attitude. I have been struggling to find my work-life balance, and your website shows me a new perspective towards life…. I have been slogging away without a break thinking that I will retire at 40 and then enjoy life…but looks like that would be too late…I should be starting NOW NOW 🙂

  11. Mamta Naidu says:

    Alishahid you man Annapurna Circuit. It’s in Nepal, you have to go to Kathmandu first.
    These guys helped us:

    Trek Organizers
    Unique Path Trekking & Expedition Company P.O.Box: 11964, Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 0097714364017 or 0097714364262(Office 10 am to 6 pm) Fax: 0097714387378
    Babu Sitaula, Managing Director Tel: +97714890760/61(Home) Cell: +9779851098143(always)
    Email: or

    हिमाँशु सिंह Very kind of you to say that! 🙂 It encourages me to write more, thank you 😀

  12. Mady says:

    Such a Amazing shoots. like to see more from you. I have also fond of photography. means its time to learn from you. Thank You

  13. Mamta Naidu says:

    Mady I got into photography just last year and fell in love with it and I’m constantly learning, I have a long way to go! 🙂 Thank you and best wishes!

  14. Soumyajit Paul says:

    Hi Mamta me also an IT professional and your works really inspire me how you do such out of world trek and photography managing our freaking work schedule.
    Your Annapurrna Circuit has really mesmerized me.
    I will be really grateful if you share me the itinerary of this trip if possible.My Email id
    Thanks in advance

  15. Ramya says:

    just fantabulous!!!
    you click so amazing pics
    i also have interests similar to you.
    i wish i could follow your footsteps.

  16. Mamta Naidu says:

    Soumyajit Paul I strongly believe in the old adage “where there is a will there is a way” 😛 Thank you for your kind words!
    I will send you the itinerary shortly! 🙂

    Ramya thank you! 😀 I’m sure you’ll find a way to follow your heart! My best wishes to you!

  17. Prasanna Chandra says:

    Please visit konkan coast, from goa to cochin you will really enjoy it .Focus on natural,untouched beaches (KARWAR,MURDESHWAR, BHATKAL(especially light house),Maravanthe,St Marry’s island, Kaup light house,Surathkal light house,Someshwar beach etc,etc.).Regarding western ghats trekking Kodachadri(kollur) is the ultimate.Still more to follow.About Gokarna(my home town) i was thrilled to hear from you.Best of luck.

    • Mamta Naidu says:

      I just returned from a trip to Velas. Very beautiful place, falling in love with Konkan coast! Thank you for the suggestion, I will add these places to my list! 🙂

  18. Very Good Blog !! can you please suggest few Places around Bangalore for Bird photography

  19. Mamta Naidu says:

    Hi Kishore, do you live in blr or are you just visiting? There are a lot of place you can bird within blr like Hebbal for water birds, Lal Bagh, Bannerghatta park, in and around Valley school, Nandi Hills, Hesaraghatta lake for Raptors, etc. I hope this helps. 🙂

  20. Arun says:

    You are full of inspiration & positive energy 🙂

  21. Outstanding, good to hear that you Totally fell in love with ABC. when you visit in ABC?

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