India’s natural areas are gaining increasing appreciation for their beauty and also their inherent value of being ‘natural capital’. Most protection efforts are however focused only on designated wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves, while lesser-known natural areas face a high degree of pressure for development. We bring these ‘Unexplored Areas’ into focus, so that their intrinsic value and need for protection are highlighted.

Nagazari Trek: glimpses of a lifeline

May 15, 2016

How can a colourless, odourless liquid bring so much joy?  As we ‘waded’ through the trek route (it took some getting used to as we were amongst the first hikers […]

Save Ramanagara for a rainy day

April 01, 2016

It was nearly half past eight and the sun should have been out, but mist and rain had cast a lethargic pallor over Ramanagara. A Spotted Owlet squawked vile abuse […]

Enchanting Bhimgad

February 15, 2016

The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting. “Everything is falling into place!” I thought, as I nearly finished packing for a sudden, unplanned trip towards exploring this […]

The Ground Beneath My Feet

January 01, 2016

“Oops, sorry!” was a phrase I found myself constantly repeating throughout that day, as I dodged people. All around me was the clackety-clack of trekking boots and poles, as trekkers […]

Savandurga: Nandi’s Bastion

November 15, 2015

A lone Nandi sits on top, overlooking vast swathes of fields, small towns, and hillocks at a distance. He is witness to historical events that have occurred here over centuries. […]

Avian Wonders of Sandur Valley

October 01, 2015

For people in the rest of Karnataka, the name Bellary evokes images of illegal mining, hot summers and drought. In the past decade, the district has lost a lot of […]

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