When was your first trip to the Lakshadweep and could you tell us why it is unique?
I first went to the Lakshadweep sometime in 1996 and have been going back there pretty much every year since. I’m a marine biologist and I’ve been studying the effects of climate change on the reefs.
The Lakshadweep has been central to my intellectual life, and it is a home away from home. It ticks all the boxes of being an island paradise. The people are among the warmest and most welcoming communities I have ever been in.
While I have spent the last 20 years worried about the impacts of climate change on the reef, I’ve become more and more concerned about the…