A walk among the palms…and the past

The second tree walk organized by Mission Green Goa with Dr. Usha Desai on December 3, 2017, was as interesting as the previous tree walk held in the month of January 2017. During this week we learnt about trees, variety of palms and also about historical discoveries that shaped our biodiversity It was a Sunday…

Learning the Science behind Bird Watching

  “For birders it is easier to understand science, whereas it is difficult for a scientist to start birding,” says Shashank Dalvi, wildlife biologist who is part of the team who discovered the bird, Himalayan Forest Thrush in May-June, 2009. He has travelled across the country, 80,000 kilometers to be precise, to record 1,128 bird…

Ganesh Chaturthi—celebrating nature’s bounty

Ganesh Chaturthi or ‘Chavath’ as it is known in Goa will be celebrated this year on August 25. This festival which undoubtedly one of the biggest in Goa, has direct relation with ecology and it is celebration of a good harvest and what nature has to offer. Here is the article which I wrote for…

Killing them softly

This article I wrote last year for the Goa based newspaper, ‘The Navhind Times,’ after visiting a waterfall in Goa during monsoon. The crowd, chaos and the worst garbage which was lined all along with forest trail made me to write this piece. The revelers who come here to ‘enjoy’ the nature are in turn…