The Tamil Sangam period in history is characterized by eloquent poetry and elegant wordplay, much like the myriad landscapes of Tamil Nadu. While at the ACCC, I heard a word thrown around a lot - ‘ainthinai.’ When broken down, it simply means five (“ain”) landscapes (“thinai”). The five landscapes refer to both the varied topography…
Return to the Forest
A dramatic return to the magical wet evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, heralded by the birds and wildlife that call this landscape home.
A Morning at Kannamangala Kere
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!
My Lockdown Reading List Pt. 1 – Nature and Wildlife Books
Finding yourself bored at home during the lockdown? Check out my series of reading lists based on books I love. My first reading list includes books on nature and wildlife, with links to purchase books on Amazon.in and Amazon.com!
Musings of a Field Ecologist
When people look at me, they can't seem to accept that a city girl like me is passionate about ecology fieldwork and wanders about in forests and wetlands for a living. Well, here are my thoughts on this unique and always-interesting lifestyle that I have chosen!
The Fire Tree
A reminiscing piece on my favourite tree, the gulmohar or Royal Poinciana, which lines the streets of Mylapore, Chennai...
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!