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.

A (re)discovery in the Biligiri Rangan Hills

June 01, 2018

I sit hidden in the bushes across the forest road from a Racket-tailed Drongo nest, noting down what this breeding pair does, and recording what they say. They talk mostly […]

Karaavali Skittering Frog: the frog that sounds like a kingfisher

March 15, 2018

One rainy afternoon, Gururaja and I descended the Western Ghats to reach the coastal plains of Kumta. The monsoon had already set in and the time was ripe to study […]

The Green Barrier

February 01, 2018

I step into my sturdy ankle-high shoes with leech socks on my feet, worn over my regular socks, and tighten the laces, tying them securely in double knots; they better […]

Forbidden Fruits

December 15, 2017

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” – Mark Twain Bangalore, India’s 3rd most populous city, is known by many metonyms. However, one doesn’t quite […]

The Final Leap

November 15, 2017

It was a rainy night on the 6th of July in the year 2015. A group of 15 frog enthusiasts were up and about as part of the citizen engagement initiative […]

The Big Cat Comeback

October 01, 2017

“The place was dreadfully infested by tigers, especially the fort, which occupies a large rocky hill.” – 12 June 1800, Francis Buchanan, in ‘A Journey from Madras through the countries […]

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