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Tales from the tropical seas continue with the deceptively sedentary life forms from the ocean beds – the starfish, the sea urchins, the sea cucumbers, and other charismatic echinoderms. Many who have travelled to India’s expansive coastline have chanced upon starfishes

The word ecotourism is a highly abused term in today’s world, where one can easily enumerate several establishments that operate with no ideals or ethos of the local communities and environment under the banner of ecotourism. Our author travels to

The arid grasslands of India are home to some amazing wildlife and are yet the most threatened habitats in the country. Our authors, who visited the Blackbuck National Park in the remotely located, pristine grasslands of Velavadar, share the magic

An early morning trip to Hoskote lake led to attending an impromptu concert put on by a Red Munia. This incident occurred one early morning in November 2019. My usual habit of visiting the lakes around Bangalore led me that early

In search of the Nilgiri langurs, elephants, and lion-tailed macaques, the sojourn into the tea estates and rain forest regions of the Valparai range of Anamalai is a memory to cherish for a lifetime, as well as a trigger to

A chance encounter with the matriarch striped feline and her cubs forms a great tale to tell, as the author recounts her experience at tiger sighting in Pench. Alice in wonderland! That's exactly the feeling I have at being in the forest.

Meet the busiest bird in the North-eastern Himalayan region – the Yellow-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa flavirostris), often referred to as Megma by the locals. A passerine bird of the Corvidae family, this gregarious bird loves to forage noisily in groups

With a reputation of being one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, dating back to more than 130 million years ago, Taman Negara is an impenetrable forest, abundant with wildlife and birdlife that one needs to see to

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,

It is an unreal and seemingly temporary respite for the chained gentle giants, who form a major tourism attraction in India. Yet, while they get some relief from their daily unnatural drudgery, their fate is still uncertain. Not a soul has