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About 20km west of Kohima is the idyllic village of Khonoma, home to the famed Angami Nagas of war-lore, and equally fiercely famous as protectors of the soil and its avifauna inhabitants. The love that the Angami Nagas hold for their

The annual winter migration of the Indian Skimmers carried them further afield, all the way down to the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. A bird of north Indian waters, the Indian Skimmer, can now be seen in the southernmost tip

Come with us and rediscover some of the flagship species of trees and flowers that are a part of India’s extensive flora bank—one state at a time. Though a large percentage of the total area of the state is desert with

Widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent, the leopard or Panthera pardus is categorized as vulnerable in the IUCN list. Come join us as the author recounts his chance encounter with this spotted feline. It was a  trip planned all of a

A bird watcher’s paradise, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to over 270 species and sub-species of birds, of which several are found nowhere else on the planet. We explore the vivid avian diversity found within the canopied forests

Often ignored by wildlife photographers and enthusiasts, the Nilgiri langur(Trachypithecus johnii) and the Capped langur(Trachypithecus pileatus) are equally vibrant and dynamic as their more famous counterparts, the widely photographed Lion-tailed Macaque and Golden Langur… … a brief glimpse into their

The Indian or Asiatic wild ass is listed as Endangered by the IUCN, with its last refuge in the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch and its surrounding Great Rann of Kutch. Follow the author’s journey as he

A tale of ants and aphids… or maybe, of the free childcare services provided by ants to the blue caterpillars. Ants are important, highly effective and even specialized predators of many other insect species. But at the same time, a complex

The shiny royal blue coloration of the Grandala (Grandala coelicolor) male, in a backdrop of pristine white snow, or when it is speckled like brightly colored jeweled blue fruits on the branches of a tree, make it a joy to

Several million years of evolutionary history have shaped the shola forest complex in the Western Ghats into a unique mountaintop habitat; isolated, but replete with species found nowhere else on earth. We take a closer look at this ancient landscape