Lal is an author, environmentalist and bird watcher.
Sixteen-year-olds today will be 17 next year, which will give the politicians just one more year to clean up their act.
Stephen Alter’s exhaustive biography of the Himalayas is an exceptional tribute to the world’s mightiest mountains
Of hares and cavorting bunnies.
What happens when teenagers behave like responsible adults?
Moths get a raw deal but are nature’s wonders no less.
Salim Ali’s rigour in charting avifauna remains unparalleled.
That life-changing moment of spotting a bird species for the first time and its lasting impact.
Of wildlife films and wild antics by wranglers for the camera.
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.