Cormorants at Puttenahalli Puttakere

Why Lakeika?

I have two roles – a Lake conservationist and writer, Lekhika in Hindi. Between these two passions, writing always takes the backseat because the lake is a demanding infant who needs prompt, immediate attention. As if to compensate, this website gives more information about my books and writing. I hope to restore the balance some day.

Here’s my latest book!

The Zoo in My Backyard, typifies the genre (of nature writing) most charmingly. Usha Rajagopalan, in an easygoing, fun-to-read writing style, portrays her large family and the even larger number of animals that shared the familial home in southern India in the 1960s.” Dr. Lee Durrell


I am a writer, translator and lake conservationist based in Bengaluru, India. I’m choosy about what I translate but between writing and taking care of Puttenahalli Lake in my neighbourhood, I cannot decide which I like more. I believe that opportunities are meant to be grabbed and there‚Äôs great value in perseverance. 

Get in Touch

I would love to hear from you. Please drop a mail to: usha.rajagopalan@gmail.com