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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ranjit Lal column


What makes them the juiciest of all

May 17, 2022 4:37 pm

Succulents hold their own, in gardens and wastelands, armed to the teeth with spikes and hooks and poisonous fluids

What happens when a tree explodes like a dynamite stick

May 11, 2022 11:16 am

It’s how several species prompt their seeds to leave home and germinate

The apes and us

May 04, 2022 12:43 pm

The difference in our make and that of our relatives in the wild is only about one per cent

What I saw from my hospital window

April 12, 2022 5:45 pm

In India, pet therapy may yet not be a legit line of treatment, but staring at birds outside a hospital-room window can be therapeutic

How Mother Nature engineers light and tough armours for her myriad species

March 30, 2022 12:26 pm

What’s common between a rhino’s horn, pangolin’s scale, and porcupine’s quill? These natural weapons are made of the same protein found in human hair

What makes a tree throw a party for every bird, insect and animal in this flowering season

March 17, 2022 1:12 pm

The flower goblets of the red silk cotton brim with the finest nectar, replenished almost every evening, for all to savour.

The bird who sang for a swimming pool

March 09, 2022 9:00 am

There’s an exuberance about bird calls that make you feel optimistic despite the distress in the world

Who’s got the best eyesight in the world?

March 02, 2022 2:12 pm

Can it be an owl who can see at night, or a human being whose vision is seven times sharper than a cat or a dog

How I got hooked on to nature

February 22, 2022 7:14 pm

Stare long and hard enough at a tree, the sense of wonder will beginning to stir, or, perhaps, a coppersmith barbet might remind you of a clown with hiccups.