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“What not to do in the field”: A how-not-to guide to field biology

Nitya Prakash Mohanty is a wildlife researcher working on the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. His ongoing PhD study examines the Indian bullfrog’s recent introduction and subsequent invasion on the archipelago, far from the frog’s natural home on … Continue reading

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An Island Life for me

Part writer. Part mermaid. Sitara is always on the lookout for portals to other worlds where all the fun stuff like magic and dragons exist. This is her account of an island life. Guest post by Sitara Hussain.  Ever since … Continue reading

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Delhi by Winter

VARDHAN PATANKAR You were told there would be tall buildings, short buildings, houses and bizarre structures of architects. You were told to travel by sterile metro railways that are built to guide your feet and where people follow the rules. … Continue reading

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The back kick

VARDHAN PATANKAR Edited version published in Royal Enfield Trip Newsletter A few years ago, my girlfriend and I broke up. In order to displace my emotional turbulence, I took up biking. In that alternative ‘on the road’ state, I found … Continue reading

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Crab claw

VARDHAN PATANKAR There was a fish market a few minutes from where I lived. The small market was crowded from the wee hours of the morning to mid-day. The fish stench, the sounds of a fish market, loud voices of … Continue reading

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Florid magnificence of the lost city

VARDHAN PATANKAR Edited version published in the Indian review: http://indianreview.in/florid-magnificence-lost-city-vardhan-patankar/ From far away, the large sculpture looks alluring—a fine carving, ancient stories of Mahabharata and Ramayana, of defeat and victory—but as I approach it seems to shape-shift. Almost all sculptures … Continue reading

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Image-ning

————————————————————————————————————————————————— I imagine all sorts of things when I see this image – in original. And what confounds me is that I always think that this picture is the reality— bits and pieces of something frozen  in time.  I see … Continue reading

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