Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

What’s that racket? Of drongos and acoustic landscapes

November 01, 2015

It was around 0900 am on a beautiful morning in February 2006. Winter lingered around in the slight nip in the air, but spring announced its arrival with the first […]

A Classic Story of Hornbill Conservation

October 01, 2015

The woods of Dandeli are home to four different types of hornbills: Common Grey Hornbill (Tockus birostris), Malabar Grey Hornbill (Tockus griseus), Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus) and Great Indian […]

Where have all the Sparrows gone?

September 01, 2015

Recently, as I was heading back to Indian Institute of Science, I happened to pass through Sanjay Nagar; specifically, through Geddalahalli bus stop. I heard a characteristic call amidst the […]

Flying Around Town

May 15, 2015

I was writing my class 12th Chemistry board exam when a student in the classroom complained about the persistent sound of labourers outside, hammering away. I smiled and looked out […]

My First Good Photograph of a Wild Tiger

April 15, 2015

May 1971 was exceedingly hot in the plains of Tamil Nadu, and some of us were holidaying in a cardamom estate in the Kalakad hills (now a part of the […]

Along the Aghanashini Dale

March 01, 2015

In the Forest The day begins early – from just about sunrise – for both of us. Having an early snack and carrying a backpack with food and water is […]

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