Fizala Tayebulla Street dogs have become one of the very few animals that us humans could watch and access from our locked-in houses in cities. As humans limited their movement and remained mostly within premises of their homes, commuting in vehicles- a typical urban activity came to a standstill. City roads became unusually quiet and … Continue reading Lockdown Effects: Conditioning of Stray Dogs to Vehicular Traffic
Vijaylakshmi A few days back, during one of the conversations with my friends, we were reminiscing about some old travel memories and how effortless it was to have a small weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. We would generally plan a vacation out of the city as an opportunity to be … Continue reading Nature Through a Shifting Lens
Himanshu Choudhery The advent of the industrial revolution paved the way for massive industries and settlements to be set up in new areas, that we now call cities and towns. Due to this, a large number of people from rural areas have settled down in cities in search for employment and a 'better life'. As … Continue reading Adaptability of Wetland Birds to Changing Landscapes
Ajay Immanuel Gonji A few nights ago, while I was in my room, I could hear the faint wail of a siren. In a hurry, I grabbed my camera and headed to the balcony to record what I knew I was about to witness. The siren, which I hear almost every night, is of the … Continue reading Unique Howling Behaviour in Street Dogs
Kartik Chugh In my previous article, I provided a brief introduction to the distinct, lively, and innovative field of Animal Geography. I portrayed how new considerations about how we imagine animals in modern society emerge when we shift the focus towards animals and think of them as subjective participants and active agents who play an … Continue reading Animal Geographies II: A Geographical Perspective
Ajay Immanuel Gonji Introduction In a paper by James R. Miller (2005), the author talks about how people in cities, including children, spend very little time in the open, where they are likely to develop an affinity to nature and cognizance to protect and preserve biodiversity. This general apathy among urban citizens towards nature is … Continue reading Animals in Eco-tainment
Kartik Chugh The coronavirus might have been invisible but that there would be a pandemic was not unforeseen. The simple narrative that the virus emerged in animals and jumped the species barrier to reach humans, helps sidestep the realm of human responsibility. At the center of this outbreak is not just the animal, but the … Continue reading The Case Against Animal Rights
Himanshu Choudhery I recently watched a video on coral reefs and was surprised to know that the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has encountered a third major bleaching event in only five years. Located on the north-east coast of Australia, GBR is the world’s biggest coral reef ecosystem and it was declared as a World Heritage … Continue reading Protect Coral Reefs: It’s now or never!
Shashank Bhardwaj When I read about water scarcity and the issue of water wastage, to me it seems that it is inevitably related to the urban landscape. For instance, in today’s time, when the world is fighting the pandemic, organizations and governments are urging urban dwellers to use water carefully while washing their hands. The … Continue reading Urban Wastewater Use in Agriculture: Solution to Water Crisis or Health Hazard?
Sonali Chauhan During mid-March 2020, academic institutions in Delhi were put under lockdown. A few days later, office work, general discussions, and conversations shifted to online mode. Apart from the pandemic, the conversations were centered around the topic of anxiety and mental stress that may increase due to our current sedentary lifestyle. People are devising … Continue reading The Little Bird Over My Window