Ballerinas of Najafgarh
From the Field / Species

Ballerinas of Najafgarh

Flamingos have found an unlikely habitat in a squalid Delhi ‘drain’ If you ask a farmer in South West Delhi’s Najafgarh where the ‘Najafgarh jheel’ is, chances are he will quizzically ask, “Kaunsi jheel (Which lake)? Aap naale ki baat kar rahen hain (Are you talking about the drain)?” At first sight, the Najafgarh wetland looks forbidding. An impenetrable olive-green … Continue reading

Leopard in an Indian school: leopard yes, attack, no!
Species / Wild

Leopard in an Indian school: leopard yes, attack, no!

Last Sunday, a leopard skulked into a school in Bangalore. This was not a back-of-beyond place, or an unheard of school. This was the heart of things: a leopard in a school, located in prosperous Karnataka’s capital, the hub for many of India’s conservationists. The leopard was unable to leave the school, Vibgyor school, and the ‘rescue’ … Continue reading

Little Sparrow
Species

Little Sparrow

What are your fondest memories of sparrows? I’d love to hear your memories, do leave them in the comments below. I had just reached home from school, and he was sitting there, eyes glittering, cheeping at me with all the painful anguish of a little one with a little voice. The sparrow looked suited and … Continue reading