Karnataka is the emerging hub of nature research and education. It also dons the mantle of ‘Elephant State’ and ‘Tiger State’ of India. In addition to these mega fauna, our forests have a lot to offer. ‘Focus’ does just that, with detailed articles focusing on a specific species. Flora or fauna, big or small, we’ve got it covered.

Kingfishers of Karnataka

September 15, 2015

Kingfishers are small to medium-sized colourful birds belonging to the order Coraciiformes, with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs and stubby tails. They have a very wide distribution, and […]

The African Tulip Tree

June 01, 2015

My obsession with the African Tulip began one evening when I was sipping coffee on the terrace of my house, where I had just moved in. The flaming bright red-orange […]

Foot-flagging Frog

April 30, 2015

Imagine yourself as a young musician with an acoustic guitar, wanting to serenade that girl you have a crush on. All your friends have done this, and you have your […]

Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat- a species lost in oblivion?

April 15, 2015

When we set out for our weekend search, we had just a few things in hand- a description of two specimens, incomplete GPS coordinates, which would land us in an […]

Humboldtia brunonis: The Perfect Host

January 15, 2015

It was a misty tropical winter morning – the sun still turning sleepily beneath the leaves, and the birds waking up and greeting each other. It was my first day […]

Agumbe – A King’s Abode

December 15, 2014

This place called Agumbe…it has a charm…and it will absorb you! Come June, and monsoon clouds descend on these hilly regions of the Central Western Ghats. Hues of grey and […]

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