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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Ranjit Lal


Down in Jungleland: Wing Games

June 23, 2019 6:07 am

Besides being game birds, grey francolins are also great fighters.

Sweet Young Things

February 02, 2019 2:30 am

An irreverent if slightly predictable story on the problems that the young of every species face.

Down in jungleland: A starry affair

May 28, 2017 12:01 am

Starfish can switch genders fluidly and are rather accepting creatures. But, some of them can also be among the most invasive species of the world.

Down in the Jungleland: Call of the ocean

April 10, 2016 5:13 pm

The remarkable life of sea turtles.

Down In Jungleland: The Birds Are Alright

March 27, 2016 12:00 am

Now that spring is here, a roll call of the birds that are out and about.

Blowin’ in the Wind: Plants ensure their progeny travels far and wide

March 15, 2015 1:01 am

They might be rooted to the spot, but plants ensure their progeny travels far and wide

Hunger of the Pine: It’s funny how we take trees for granted

January 25, 2015 1:01 am

But it’s time we stood under a tree and thought about it a bit.

What would be the animal qualities humans would like to have?

November 16, 2014 1:00 am

To have the acceleration of a cheetah would be great, but only if coupled with the stamina of wolves, so you can keep up that pace all day.

Why wetlands are not as sinister as they appear to be

October 26, 2014 1:00 am

Sit at the edge of a wetland and watch: right ahead of you dragonflies dart at each other as they sort out territorial airspaces or zither around in honeymooning daisy-chains.

In Fine Feather: You can’t afford tacky maintenance when you fly

October 12, 2014 1:00 am

They’re the birds’ USP — without them, they wouldn’t be birds — and they’re an unparalleled marvel of engineering and aesthetics.