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.

Devakad – Sacred Groves of Kodagu

July 15, 2014

Kodagu district in the state of Karnataka is one the greenest regions not only in India, but in the world. With over 75% of its geographical area under tree cover, […]

Gods of BR Hills

April 15, 2014

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 […]

Dietrich Brandis : The zero milestone of management of Indian Forests

April 01, 2014

It is historic that April 2014 marks 150 years of management of Indian forests. On such an occasion, it is quite natural that the ‘Father of Indian Forestry’, Dietrich Brandis […]

Soligas – People of the Forest

January 01, 2014

Weave, spider weave that web…Doddasampige, my Lord Safeguard and protect me, O Lord Weave, spider weave that web… Have you come to our forest, Have you seen our Maari-habba Weave, […]

Kollegal Ground Gecko – A Rediscovery

August 23, 2013

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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