Tag: wildlife in the city

  • Monkey Business: Gaining Access and Rights to the City

    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…

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  • Monkey Business: Expressing Intentions and Emotions

    Monkey Business: Expressing Intentions and Emotions

    Rashmi Singh* & Ajay Immanuel Gonji A few days ago, an email thread on the student mailing group of Ambedkar University Delhi, Kashmere Gate (henceforth AUDKG) was particularly interesting. The subject of the discussion was not academic, political or social in nature, but was actually over food! Apparently, a plate of noodles was left abandoned…

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  • Camera Trapping in Dheerpur Wetland Project Site

    Camera Trapping in Dheerpur Wetland Project Site

    Ajay Immanuel Gonji Every year, during the monsoon season, the Dheerpur Wetland Project (DWP) site undergoes a drastic transformation in its appearance. Torrential rains and stormwater flowing into the wetland from surrounding areas lead to flooding in most parts of the wetland. During this time, the DWP site also serves as a habitat for a…

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  • Dodging the Dog

    Dodging the Dog

    Ajay Immanuel Gonji Annoyed and slightly dejected was I as I dragged my feet back to the entrance of the Sanjay Van forest patch of the Delhi Ridge. Early morning that day my friend Amit and I visited the city forest hoping to spot the elusive golden jackal and capture the animal on our cameras.…

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