March 15th, 2015

Race of the Titans

The starting gong is sounded. Sharad’s staccato mumbling drones on in the background “1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-1-2…” Sitting on my haunches, I feel my heart start to thump – slowly at first, and […]

February 16th, 2015
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Aale and Ghous Khan – Exploring the relationships of a man and his elephant

Flanked by River Tunga on one side and Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary on the other, Sakrebyle Village is an excellent location to host elephants in captivity. The Karnataka Forest Department manages […]

October 1st, 2014

Wildlife in a City Pond

Lakes, wetlands and ponds are the collection pools of freshwater. Rain is their primary source and is responsible for depositing most of the freshwater on planet Earth. Surprisingly, all the […]

October 1st, 2014

The Story of Morris

The Biligirirangan Hills are popularly known for the temple of Lord Ranganatha located atop a sheer, white cliff on the north-western edge of the Biligirirangan range, the semi-nomadic aboriginal Soligas […]

April 15th, 2014
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Gods of BR Hills

Legend of Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple One of the most prominent gods of BR Hills is Ranganathaswamy. The Tiger Reserve takes its name from the famous temple of Ranganatha, atop the […]

August 23rd, 2013
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Kollegal Ground Gecko – A Rediscovery

I study geckos for my PhD at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore. More specifically, I’m trying to unravel the evolutionary history of the genus Geckoella. These small terrestrial geckos are […]


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