The worldwide focus on charismatic species has meant that people have become poorer for the lack of quality content on other equally interesting life-forms, as well as social and ecological matters impacting our lives. This forms a crucial gap in telling nature’s story in its entirety. ‘On Assignment’ is a carefully co-ordinated process to bring you offbeat stories from nature with fresh and well-researched content.

Waterfowl Census 2020: A Volunteer’s Account

May 15, 2020

On a bright morning on the 4th day of the new year, an energetic, inspired, yet concerned group of citizen volunteers and birdwatchers gathered at Venkatappa Art Gallery for a […]

The Kali Butterfly Survey

April 01, 2020

Butterflies form an important part of our beautifully balanced ecosystem. The abundance of butterflies (along with bees) in certain habitats is an excellent indicator of a thriving ecosystem. The various […]

The Mahouts and Elephants of Dubare Elephant Camp

February 15, 2020

ma·hout/ noun (from Hindi mahāvat ) : A person who works, rides, and tends an elephant   Dubare is known for its elephant camp on the banks of River Cauvery […]

Window with a View

December 15, 2019

One day, as I was walking in my house, I saw some movement where there should have been none – in between a window pane and its outer metal grill. […]

The Boar that Saved the Earth

October 15, 2019

On the smooth pink sandstone surface, veined here and there with deep brown and pale white streaks, two large, stylised human figures stand frozen in a moment of frenzied action, […]

On Salim Ali’s Trail: a summary

August 01, 2019

This is the sixth and last in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part […]

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