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.

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 […]

Along Dr.Uttangi’s Trail

November 01, 2017

Dharwad, nestled in the lush, forested hillocks of the Western Ghats and the rolling expanses of the plains, has all the potential of a biodiversity hotspot. This little picturesque town […]

From My Bookshelf

September 01, 2017

“A portkey is an object enchanted to instantly bring anyone touching it to a specific location.” — Harry Potter Wiki In our world, more often than not, a portkey is […]

River Terns of Bhadra

July 15, 2017

On a hot, sunny day in May, bathed in sweat, I watch the shimmering waters of the Bhadra reservoir. It’s hard to miss the cacophony of a thousand birds on […]

Every Tree Counts!

June 01, 2017

In the last few decades, rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction have caused the loss of several trees in the city. Residents of Bengaluru from the 1980s and 1990s would have […]

Daivyvanas of Karnataka

April 01, 2017

You may have read JLR Explore’s article on Devakad – sacred groves of Kodagu, highlighting the importance of nature worship as an integral part of Indian culture. Extending this concept […]

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