Wetlands are vital!

Ujani Backwaters: A blessed wetland!

The sun was slowly setting at the huge water reservoir appearing like a sea. The waters were calm with a pleasant chill in the air. The boat sailed nearer to the grassy muddy mid-lands and silently uncovered a beautiful picture, hundreds of flamingos with their slender necks pushed in feathers, egrets cautiously moving around them and an amazing reverie of Grey Heron. Suddenly flamingo flock...


In celebration of our feathered friends   –     Sparrows

The chirping of sparrows in the morning is always pleasant to hear, and I’m sure you will agree that to see them feed on the grains spread into the verandah is a favourite activity for many of us. Their very presence around our homes fills us with joy and happiness. The bird we so lovingly refer to as gauriya in Hindi, chiu-tai in Marathi, and...


India: Naturally Ours

India is spread over an area of 3.29 million sq km, which is approximately 2.5% of the earth’s total land area, and encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems harbouring 7% of the world’s flora and 6.5% of the world’s fauna! India ranks among the world’s 17 most megadiverse countries. The Western Ghats, the Eastern Himalayas, the Indo-Burma region and the Sundaland – four of the...