A horse rider takes a leap during during full dress rehearsal of Republic Day Parade, in Bhopal-PTI

A horse rider takes a leap during during full dress rehearsal of Republic Day Parade, in Bhopal-PTI

A horse rider takes a leap during during full dress rehearsal of Republic Day Parade, in Bhopal-PTI

When politics, business and media rivalry get mixed up in wildlife conservation, the consequence can be pretty bizarre.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.