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The lesser-frequented tranquil coastal Karnataka provides a once-in-a lifetime experience to avid birders with a feast of passerine and pelagic avifauna. While planning a trip for the December 2018 break, we zeroed in on coastal Karnataka primarily for its avian residents.

They say, in the jungle you might not see a tiger, but the tiger is always watching you. So it is formidable luck to enter a Tiger Reserve and view 9 of the resident 11 striped felines in a single

The NilgiriLangur, often overlooked in preference of its popular cousin, the Lion tailed Macaque, is found in the hill ranges of Palni, Anamalais and Coorg in the Nilgiri range. The Montane Sholas and rolling grasslands of Nilgiri Hills or Blue

A recent scientific study on the Tape seagrass (Enhalus acoroides), which has the longest leaves found in Indian waters and is a major carbon sink in the oceans has been published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa.  A population decline has

Life can be interesting as well as calm nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Landour, looking benignly from above, on the tourist beloved Mussoorie, has an enchanting tale to tell. Thunder rumbles as the clouds sweep in, sealing off the

Flowers and crops around the world have an equal right to brag, be it for nutrition or beautific value.   Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) (Location of Photograph: Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, U.P.) Picture courtesy: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Ojha, Assistant Professor, BUAT,

Unexpected predatory guests with deadly stingers turning up during birding trips are a common experience when at Dandeli Tiger Reserve. It was the second day of the new year 2019. I had woken up at early hours of dawn. The plan

The Biodiversity of Satpura has many tales to tell, with the forest unpretentiously growing on the traveller’s psyche till its captures the heart of those who wander in the beckoning woods. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods” said Lord Byron.

Continuing our coverage of State Trees and Flowers across the country, we bring you the flagship flora of Bihar. In our next installment on the series of flora, come discover the flagship trees and flowers of the state of Bihar –

A birding trip to Chopta and Tunganath in the Western Himalayan landscape unfolded true gems and memories to treasure for posterity. When I heard of an upcoming birding trip to Chopta, Uttarkhand, my wife and I signed up at once. A