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.

The Kabini Surprise

May 15, 2019

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

In Pursuit of an Elusive Tit

April 15, 2019

This is the third in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Read Part 1 and Part 2.   The White-naped Tit (Machlolophus nuchalis) is an endemic […]

Of BR Hills, Morris, Salim Ali and Birds

March 15, 2019

This is the second in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Read Part 1 here.   The Mysore Bird Survey conducted by Salim Ali lasted […]

On Salim Ali’s Trail: a curtain raiser

February 15, 2019

This is the first in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’.   Dr. Salim Ali, the doyen of Indian ornithology, popularly known as the ‘Bird […]

Going Green: sustainable architecture

December 01, 2018

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect “The complex and ambiguous relationship between man and nature is central […]

Residents of my Residence

August 01, 2018

It all started with a simple thought to know my neighbours better. I meant feathered neighbours: birds. So, I decided to dedicate a month (in March and April 2018) to […]

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