Deepak Dalal chucked up a career as a chemical engineer to write stories for children. He enjoys wildlife and the outdoors. Not surprisingly his stories are inspired by nature and the landscapes of India. He has written several books set in wilderness destinations like Ladakh, Ranthambore, the Lakshadweep Islands, the Andaman Islands, and the Sahyadri Hills. The Feather Tales is his latest venture is a series of illustrated books for younger children.
No wing-beat, no heartbeat, no freedom, no life - a caged bird's lament.
Talon is a peregrine falcon-those that are hunters and the fastest creatures in the skies. But when locked in a cage, his wings stilled forever, Talon's mighty heart and spirit are broken. He laments the loss of his wings, crooning the song all caged birds sing. No bird or squirrel anywhere in the world would ever dream of rescuing a falcon. But in the Rose Garden lives a squirrel like no other. Shikar the squirrel is friends with the birds and the most kind-hearted creature. His tiny heart bleeds for Talon and the terrible fate that has befallen him. Late at night, when only owls and bats are awake, Shikar and his bird friends mount a daring rescue attempt.