Lal is an author, environmentalist and bird watcher.
Memories of the unspoiled beauty of Mumbai’s lakes and green lungs.
We are criminally neglectful in the way we behave around snakes.
Claws, teeth and wile — no holds are barred when defending territory and young ones in the wild.
Why rely on alarm clocks, when you have the musical charms of the bulbul to begin the day with?
With celebrities venturing into Corbett National Park, have good times for tigers finally come?
Furore in a crow’s nest as cuckoo babies come out of the closet.
Mangroves are essential natural barriers against the elements
How a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly is a miracle of nature.
The way you go about bird-watching reveals more about you than you would wish to.
Of first impressions and coloured perceptions in the animal world.
In the animal kingdom, the first impression is rarely the last one.
Besides being game birds, grey francolins are also great fighters.
Great Indian Bustards slide into extinction.
To observe nature, sometimes it's enough to look out the window.
In a peacock’s world, every body part, from the ornamental headdress to the train, plays a role.
Raindrops in the hills make a melody, both quiet and clinky.
Bribery, honey traps, illicit affairs — all’s fair when it comes to species propagation.
Bribing, entrapment and other underhand tactics of plants are all geared towards procreation.
Why carnivores need hideouts, but herbivores wander free.
Today, your average garden spider, sitting in her fabulous orb-web, can produce six different types of silk from the spinnerets (nozzles) at her rear end — depending on what she wants to use it for.