Ants killing an antlion

Ants are everywhere, and I mean literally everywhere, and yet we hardly pay any attention to them unless they invade our cookie jars. For me observing ants is like watching one of those psychological thrillers where they show a lot of creativity in torturing other people, a bit bizarre and violent, mostly disturbing. Ants are also very […]

Staff Picks: What we’re reading

Birding for people who don’t like lists by Matthew L. Miller If you are a lazy and disorganised birder like me, then you should read this article—and if you are not, then you should definitely read this! Birders often gets bogged down with making and organising their lists, competing with other birders and it really […]

Tenzin and the wolf pups

By Charudutt Mishra How has Spiti influenced me? This is a very hard question to answer. It is akin to trying to describe my mother’s influence on me. Or that of my son. When something is a part of you, it is hard to disentangle the skeins of influence that separate it from you. And, […]