Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

My First Good Photograph of a Wild Tiger

April 15, 2015

May 1971 was exceedingly hot in the plains of Tamil Nadu, and some of us were holidaying in a cardamom estate in the Kalakad hills (now a part of the […]

Along the Aghanashini Dale

March 01, 2015

In the Forest The day begins early – from just about sunrise – for both of us. Having an early snack and carrying a backpack with food and water is […]

In Search of an Elusive Frog

February 15, 2015

It was post-lunch in mid-February 2012, when I received an email from Vijay Mohan Raj (popularly known as VMR) conveying that he had assumed a new office as the Field […]

Ratel’s Night Out

January 15, 2015

The mobile signal was very patchy, one could barely make a phone call, and that too only through one service provider. My colleague Madhusudanan, who was in another antipoaching camp […]

Snakebite : Prevention and Treatment

December 15, 2014

India has a vast diversity of snakes, of which a few are venomous. One needs to be aware of these venomous snakes and precautions to be taken to reduce human-snake […]

The Homo citians: story of a marauding species

November 15, 2014

We the ‘city dwellers’ living in concrete jungles are very choosy about our daily diet. However, while eating, do we ever really ponder over the source of our food? If […]

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