Found and Lost

Feb 01, 2019, 12:58 PM

Vishal Verma is a high school physics teacher in central India who moonlights as a fossil hunter. Will he find the dinosaur eggs that he is looking for in his region?

Vishal Verma is a 48-year-old fossil-hunter and conservationist who lives in Manavar, a sleepy town in Central India, surrounded by rolling hills of pale limestone and dark volcanic basalt.

Dinosaurs once walked on these lands.

The moonlighting palaeontologist had found numerous breathtaking fossils in his lifetime. But one particular kind eluded him — those of dinosaurs.

This is a tale of triumphs and disappointments. The story of an Indian fossil hunter.