Possible image of Sulli. For representation purpose only. Actual bird may look completely different. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Sulli the unknown bird

Reaction from the bird community on the news of Chief Minister’s chopper making an emergency landing after a bird hit (see news reports below). By Birds Press Trust of India (BPTI) | May 07, 2017. Possible image of Sulli. For representation purpose only, actual bird may look completely different. Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Sulli is […]

Being with dolphins

There is a dark sea above and a dark sea below. With one I am transfixed, with the other forever moving. Above, the arched firmament is smeared with galactic grey and sprinkled with silver brilliance of stars uncounted. Below, a fathomless depth hides under a smooth lustre, crested with white ribbons of surf and the […]

In the interest of other animals

How should we as humans value and relate to other animals? When we use animals in research, in zoos and aquaria, as food items or body parts, as specimens or experimental models, as pets, as machismo-inflating trophies to be bagged, or just as objects for entertainment, do we fully understand their needs, their welfare, their […]

The great rift

Like a deep gash from shoulder to chest, the Great Rift Valley plunges into the heart of Africa. In the landscape to the west, below a clouded sky, a Marabou soars above everything—vast plateaux with weaving rivers, steep-sided valleys spotted with shimmering soda lakes, and a landscape peppered with cities and settlements, farms and savanna. […]