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.

Daivyvanas of Karnataka

April 01, 2017

You may have read JLR Explore’s article on Devakad – sacred groves of Kodagu, highlighting the importance of nature worship as an integral part of Indian culture. Extending this concept […]

Kere Habba

February 01, 2017

Kere Habba was on an unusually warm January Sunday. The biggest tell-tale sign of the third edition of the habba was people busying around in the well-maintained walkers’ path of […]

A Spot of Birding

December 01, 2016

I’ve been birding now for about four or five years. However, last year, owing to my being in the tenth grade, my birding trips significantly reduced in number and duration. […]

Where the wild reads are

October 01, 2016

Show a child the wondrous world tucked inside a seed pod, and you will have a tree hugger for life. Tell her about the magnificence of a tiger in the […]

eBird: an online platform for your sightings

June 01, 2016

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a convenient online system where you can maintain a record of all your bird sightings, and keep track of which species you have seen in […]

The Siddis – Our invisible black culture

April 15, 2016

The beauty of solo travel is that you can take all the detours you want. I sometimes feel I’d have been better off as a student of anthropology than the […]

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