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.

Ballet in the Sky

May 01, 2018

Tens of thousands of songbirds were perched on trees, their constant chatter filling the warm air. If it weren’t for their singing and twitching, they could be easily overlooked as […]

Crab Mentality

December 01, 2017

The Gooseneck Barnacles were at eye level. From my vantage point — on my stomach in the soft, white sand — I was attempting a shot of them hugging a […]

Along Dr.Uttangi’s Trail

November 01, 2017

Dharwad, nestled in the lush, forested hillocks of the Western Ghats and the rolling expanses of the plains, has all the potential of a biodiversity hotspot. This little picturesque town […]

From My Bookshelf

September 01, 2017

“A portkey is an object enchanted to instantly bring anyone touching it to a specific location.” — Harry Potter Wiki In our world, more often than not, a portkey is […]

River Terns of Bhadra

July 15, 2017

On a hot, sunny day in May, bathed in sweat, I watch the shimmering waters of the Bhadra reservoir. It’s hard to miss the cacophony of a thousand birds on […]

Every Tree Counts!

June 01, 2017

In the last few decades, rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction have caused the loss of several trees in the city. Residents of Bengaluru from the 1980s and 1990s would have […]

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