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Forest people in transition: A photo essay

By Venkat Ramanujam Rramani

The numerous brooks, streams, and rivers of the forests of the Maikal Hills in Madhya Pradesh are the origin of the river Narmada. They are also home to two major forest-dwelling communities, the Baiga and the Gond. The Budhner River in this picture is an important early tributary of the Narmada. For the people of the Maikal Hills, Budhner is Boodhimāi, the mother of the Narmada.

It’s all about Freedom

By Ovee Thorat

As a woman, my engagement with communities during the fieldwork has hugely shaped the research I do. While each gender has its advantages and disadvantages during data collection from the field, what I wasn’t ready for, was a huge advantage my gender gave me while working with a very conservative community in the Banni grasslands of Kachchh. I travel extensively in these landscapes to collect data for my Ph.D. research.

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Apartments struggle with 'manage your own sewage' rule

100% reuse of treated water is prohibitively expensive in small apartment complexes ...more

Who doesn't like fried food?

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Burnt roosts of the Harriers. Picture Credit: Prashanth MB

By: Prashanth MB

Species: Montagu’s and Pallid Harriers
Habitat: Grasslands and Savannahs

Honey, I covered the kids in mud! The curious case of a night-frog from the Western Ghats

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Mudpacking Kumbara Night Frog in Kathalekan. Picture Credit: Priti Gururaja

By: Priti Gururaja

Species: Kumbara Frog (Nyctibatrachus kumbara)
Habitat: Wet evergreens of the Western Ghats

Transition from water scarcity to water pollution in TG Halli, Bengaluru

ATREE's research shows the impact of massive urbanization on
water resources ...more

A Rare Bat Speaks Out

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The Wroughton's free-tailed bat

By: Kadambari Deshpande

Bats have long received scorn as ‘bad omens’, ‘dirty’ or ‘creepy creatures’, across the world. Except for some eastern countries, where bats indicate good fortune, in much of the world they are still shunned. However, these unique flying mammals are in fact the second most speciose order (~1200 species across the globe) and form a crucial part of our surroundings.

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