Out of Place and Out of Space – Translocation and the Urban Monkey

Aditi Dhillon This year, in June 2021, the Karnataka High Court passed a judgement according to which monkeys entering residential spaces were to be translocated and moved to their natural habitat by the state. This judgement, however, was not one of its kind. It was, in fact, along the lines of a judgement passed by … Continue reading Out of Place and Out of Space – Translocation and the Urban Monkey

Entangled Spaces: Lime Swallowtail in my Urban Garden

Kartik Chugh Spending almost all the time at home in the past month and a half, I’ve learned to appreciate my surroundings better. I’m finding little joys in watching birds landing on my terrace to quench their thirst, a troop of macaques negotiating the urban infrastructure, and occasional butterflies that stop by my urban garden. … Continue reading Entangled Spaces: Lime Swallowtail in my Urban Garden

Animal Movement and Human Response Amidst the Lockdown

Shashank Bhardwaj As most people around the globe sit at home to fight the global pandemic (COVID-19), the hustle and bustle of most city streets are missing. To curb this pandemic, many countries have adopted social distancing measures, including partial and complete nationwide lockdowns. While such drastic measures may be important, there's no denying the … Continue reading Animal Movement and Human Response Amidst the Lockdown

Monkey Business: Gaining Access and Rights to the City

Rashmi Singh & Ajay Immanuel Gonji Introduction In a previous blog article, we had talked about some of our daily interactions with the monkeys (Rhesus Macaque, Macaca mulatta) in Ambedkar University Delhi, Kashmere Gate (AUDKG). We also narrated an incident where we observed, for the first time, certain societal aspects of monkey life. In this … Continue reading Monkey Business: Gaining Access and Rights to the City