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The threat of rapidly vanishing green stretches of land looms large over the fast-developing Mumbai. Mumbai city, with nearly 15 million human residents plus ca. 25% daily migrant population, is not only a business hub, but it has a unique position

An Asian barbet with a crimson-toned forehead and throat, the Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus) is identified by its metronomic call, similar to that of a coppersmith striking copper with a hammer. This ubiquitous resident of Mumbai has been chosen as

  Forced self-isolation of the humans turns out to be a boon to nature, with its wild denizen coming out of their hiding places to the near proximity of human habitat during the lockdown forced by the spread of Covid-19     Humans everywhere

The challenges posed by photography in Ladakh are layered, just like the winter gear one must don to ward off the seriously sub-zero temperatures on the Changthang plateau. Here’s a lowdown on what you can expect during high-altitude landscape photography,

The Creature Feature aims to introduce you to an inhabitant of the Indian Ocean. Many of these creatures live not far offshore from some of our favourite beachside destinations. Our focus in this article is on the cephalopods. Let’s find out a

In this section, saevus brings to you short stories of life from the undergrowth. These critters often escape our attention but they can be of immense importance in the natural world. The macro-forests, be it in a rainforest or our urban

Leopards, early from the pen of Jim Corbett to the current connotation of “man-eating leopard”, have reached a different level of interaction with humans.  There are ample reports in which both leopards and humans are usually killing each other when

Acing at photography is all about understanding your equipment. But what makes a great camera? In this blog, we delve into greater details about the features one must look for when choosing to buy a DSLR. I keep saying that the

The endemic wildlife of Madagascar has evolved over millions of years of isolation, and there is no greater example of this than the exceptional, primitive primates that inhabit the island—the lemurs. In this issue, our author goes in search of

The spotted doves (Spilopelia chinensis) or spotted turtle doves, denizens of tropical southern Asia, are often found near human habitatation.     The year 2020 began with a huge number of birds being spotted in Nhava Sheva. It gives me great pleasure to