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.
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.
Step out of your hotel rooms and say hello to the visiting friends.
The invisible soldiers who keep the rhythm of nature alive.
What do trees achieve in their lifespan? Nurture one to find out.
They’ve got the moves.
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.
Fear of animals because they can be violent is a deeply flawed idea.
Of insects who get an aerial view of the world.
Let the avian concert commence.
He is the lord of the urban jungle, and you better watch your step.
The games parasites play before offering their death embrace.
Growing up in the jungles can be as tough for animals as it is for teens.
The privacy of their homes is fiercely guarded by many birds.
How mother nature adapts to changing circumstances.
What does it take to photograph wildlife differently? This book has some answers
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.
The minister is right, say monkeys. They have nothing to do with humans.
The flight of a black kite is a thing of breath-taking perfection.
A short ramble in the Yamuna Biodiversity Park showcases its thriving diversity.
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