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.

Of tamarind trees and a temple

July 15, 2015

A few kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of the gleaming pile that is the international airport at Devanahalli lies a wonderland that seems to be straight out of […]

Curiosity trapped the cat?

July 01, 2015

Often, ideas for my wildlife comics come from the most unusual of sources, such as in this case, wildlife’s version of the ‘selfie stick’- the camera trap! Camera traps have […]

Race of the Titans

March 15, 2015

The starting gong is sounded. Sharad’s staccato mumbling drones on in the background “1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-1-2…” Sitting on my haunches, I feel my heart start to thump – slowly at first, and […]

Aale and Ghous Khan – Exploring the relationships of a man and his elephant

February 15, 2015

Flanked by River Tunga on one side and Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary on the other, Sakrebyle Village is an excellent location to host elephants in captivity. The Karnataka Forest Department manages […]

The Story of Morris

October 15, 2014

The Biligirirangan Hills are popularly known for the temple of Lord Ranganatha located atop a sheer, white cliff on the north-western edge of the Biligirirangan range, the semi-nomadic aboriginal Soligas […]

Wildlife in a City Pond

October 01, 2014

Lakes, wetlands and ponds are the collection pools of freshwater. Rain is their primary source and is responsible for depositing most of the freshwater on planet Earth. Surprisingly, all the […]

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