Ranjit Lal

Lal is an author, environmentalist and bird watcher.

Down in Jungleland: Spider Pitch
Sun, May 13, 2018

Would you walk into an arthropod emporium to buy silk? What if spiders sold their silk? Imagine walking into a silk emporium run by arachnids, you would be greeted by a sales-spider: a charming, young Ms/Mr Hairy-legs.

Wild At Heart
Sat, May 12, 2018

Wildlife biologist Rauf Ali takes on animals, bureaucrats, politicians, policemen, villagers, students, forest officers — and everyone he encounters during the course of his work and research, with point-blank frankness.

Down in Jungleland: Balcony Birding
Sun, May 06, 2018

Step out of your hotel rooms and say hello to the visiting friends.

Down in Jungleland: Circle of Life
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

The invisible soldiers who keep the rhythm of nature alive.

Down in Jungleland: Temples of the Earth
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

What do trees achieve in their lifespan? Nurture one to find out.

Down in Jungleland: Waltz Not To Like?
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

They’ve got the moves.

Down in Jungleland: Landmine in the Grass
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Game birds might be hard to spot, but keep an ear out and watch your step and you just might be lucky. Making an acquaintance of the grey francolins, the commonest of the tribe found across India, except the Northeast, is pretty easy.

Down in Jungleland: Have No Animalosity
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Fear of animals because they can be violent is a deeply flawed idea.

Down in Jungleland: Cockpit Views
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Of insects who get an aerial view of the world.

Down in Jungleland: Morning Raga
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

Let the avian concert commence.

Down in jungeland: Hanging with Rhesus
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

He is the lord of the urban jungle, and you better watch your step.

Down in Jungleland: Thank You, Now I’ll Eat You
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

The games parasites play before offering their death embrace.

Down in Jungleland: Wild Child
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Growing up in the jungles can be as tough for animals as it is for teens.

Down in Jungleland: Homeland Security
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

The privacy of their homes is fiercely guarded by many birds.

Down in Jungleland: Nature’s Improv
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

How mother nature adapts to changing circumstances.

The Tiger Moms
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

What does it take to photograph wildlife differently? This book has some answers

Down in Jungleland: Playing hide and seek, thanks to the deviousness of Mother Nature
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

The wickedest trick is played by those wily orchids which behave unspeakably towards some bees, wasps and flies. These orchids turn up dressed like very pretty lady bees, wasps or flies. When, say, a dude (and dumb) bee happens to pass by, he’s on to her in a second.

Down in Jungleland: Darn Darwin
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

The minister is right, say monkeys. They have nothing to do with humans.

Down in Jungleland: Kite Runner
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

The flight of a black kite is a thing of breath-taking perfection.

Down in Jungleland: The Wasteland
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A short ramble in the Yamuna Biodiversity Park showcases its thriving diversity.