Documenting days of watching birds in the rain in Bengaluru....with a kitten on my shoulder for company!
To Whom Do Our Forests Belong?
The rights of forest dwelling communities have long been disputed and discussed by the conservation community in India. Here's my take on this nuanced issue on World Wildlife Day 2021...
A Love Affair with Kites
Meet the black kites of Mumbai in this short piece highlighting my love for these adaptable raptors!
Walking with the Caretakers of the Forest
Any researcher working in conservation will tell you about the importance of the stalwarts guardians of nature - forest guards. Here is a quick story on one of my many experiences learning from forest guards in India!
A Must-Watch Nature Film Festival!
Journey into the wild heart of our planet with this virtual film festival...without even leaving your room!
The Revival of the Hargila
Learn how one determined woman and her army saved Assam's most maligned wetland bird - the hargila
Reflecting on the past few months of dance, writing, and the new normal...
Scavengers of the High Hills
The first Saturday of September is celebrated as International Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures are some of the most regal, efficient birds of prey to soar the skies. They play a critical role in the environment, filling the niche of scavengers. However, they are in desperate need of a PR makeover, as are most scavengers on this planet. Today, let us explore why we need our scavengers, and why they are so maligned despite their many services...
Gaj Yatra: A Voice for Elephants in 2020
What is it like, living a life in chains? The elephant is India's most revered animal and yet many elephants spend their lives in captivity. This piece is written from the perspective of a captive elephant who has been pushed too far...
Waking Up to the Rot
Why are vultures so critical to our ecosystems and public health? And what happened to India's resident vulture population? Based on my B.Sc. thesis work, here is a post on India's wild public health servants - vultures!