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.

On Salim Ali’s Trail: a curtain raiser

February 15, 2019

This is the first in a multi-part series about retracing Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘Mysore Bird Survey’.   Dr. Salim Ali, the doyen of Indian ornithology, popularly known as the ‘Bird […]

Going Green: sustainable architecture

December 01, 2018

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect “The complex and ambiguous relationship between man and nature is central […]

Residents of my Residence

August 01, 2018

It all started with a simple thought to know my neighbours better. I meant feathered neighbours: birds. So, I decided to dedicate a month (in March and April 2018) to […]

Ballet in the Sky

May 01, 2018

Tens of thousands of songbirds were perched on trees, their constant chatter filling the warm air. If it weren’t for their singing and twitching, they could be easily overlooked as […]

Crab Mentality

December 01, 2017

The Gooseneck Barnacles were at eye level. From my vantage point — on my stomach in the soft, white sand — I was attempting a shot of them hugging a […]

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