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.

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 […]

The Fig Tree

October 01, 2014

Ficus is largely a tropical genus comprising of trees, shrubs and vines. With 800 species all over the world, Ficus is the largest genera of flowering plants. Figs are ecosystems […]

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, […]

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