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.

Window with a View

December 15, 2019

One day, as I was walking in my house, I saw some movement where there should have been none – in between a window pane and its outer metal grill. […]

The Boar that Saved the Earth

October 15, 2019

On the smooth pink sandstone surface, veined here and there with deep brown and pale white streaks, two large, stylised human figures stand frozen in a moment of frenzied action, […]

On Salim Ali’s Trail: a summary

August 01, 2019

This is the sixth and last in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part […]

The Discovery of an Unusual Quail

June 15, 2019

This is the fifth in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. After surveying Namadachilume […]

The Kabini Surprise

May 15, 2019

This is the fourth in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Also read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.   One of the surprise […]

In Pursuit of an Elusive Tit

April 15, 2019

This is the third in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’. Read Part 1 and Part 2.   The White-naped Tit (Machlolophus nuchalis) is an endemic […]

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