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.

Sighting a Lone Goose

June 15, 2023

When I woke up on 21 Feb, 2023, the first message that drew my attention was about the sighting of a Lesser White-fronted Goose at Hadinaru Lake near Mysore, on […]

Drosera: the world of carnivorous plants

April 01, 2023

The web of life is very strange and its ways are astonishing. The more you dig into nature, the more inquisitive and humbled you become to find so much hidden […]

The Conundrum of Sacred Mahseer

February 01, 2023

For many, a visit to the 700-year-old Shishileshwara temple in Karnataka is incomplete without feeding the Devara Meenu (God’s fish). Hundreds of mahseer, a fish from the carp family, congregate […]

Notes from a Wild Farm

December 01, 2022

Back in February 2018, we turned custodians to a little patch of arid land in the plains of Mysuru. We named it Navilu Kaadu, an ode to the profusion of […]

Argiope Months

November 01, 2022

The year 2020 brought along a new set of challenges as we had to hunker down and avoid an invisible enemy. This meant a lot of time spent at home, […]

Reflections of a Balcony Birder

September 15, 2022

One morning in early September, I jump awake with a start. I’ve heard an unusual and unmistakable bird call. My heart pounding, I race to the balcony to confirm what […]

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