A morning cycle ride in Whitefield always leads to the lap of nature. Today, my journey took me through countless emerald fields, on bumpy dirt roads, and past a serene temple, right to Kannamangala Kere (lake), a hidden gem in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Kannamangala Lake is not particularly easy to access, nor is it…
A lot of things Myristica
A tryst with freshwater swamps....and unfolding projects surrounding these rare systems...keeps me on my toes!
World Wetlands Day 2020: Why Wetlands Matter in our Changing World
This World Wetlands Day, read about the ecosystem services provided by wetlands and why we must conserve them in this changing world of ours.
A Slice of history: Who will save India’s Myristica swamps?
The longer version (with pictures!) of my article in the Deccan Spectrum about India's endangered Myristica swamps
Cats of the Swamp
Read on to learn about the ecology of three of India's elusive small cats and their struggle for survival as their preferred habitat - wetlands - declines...
Mangroves: Forests of Land and Sea
In the wake of the first International Day of the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, an initiative by UNESCO, here is a brief introduction into the wonders of the mangrove ecosystem and why we must conserve it.
Final Showdown: Wetlands vs. Development in Mumbai’s Vasai
As Mumbai gears up for yet more meaningless development, citizens can bid adieu to the wetlands that have protected their health and property for decades. The lack of value that India has shown thus far to her wetlands will only succeed in further degrading our environmental and public health. Wetlands in India are comprised of…
Where Fish Climb Trees: Endangered Wildlife of the Sundarbans
In the dense, knotted swamps of the Sundarbans mangrove forest in West Bengal and Bangladesh, nature's rules are topsy-turvy. This is a land where fish climb trees and animals drink salt water. This is a land where tigers attack humans by day and trees reach their roots up to the star-speckled night skies. This mangrove…