Rooting For Nature

‘Rooting For Nature’ is my monthly column in Deccan Herald chronicling our foibles, follies and brush with mysterious wild denizens and an odd human, even as we restore Navilu Kaadu, a land once poisoned with lethal chemical pesticides and weedicides, into a biodiverse wild farm and a zero-chemical food forest for humans and wild beings.

The column publishes second or third Sunday each month in the ‘Arts and Pursuits’ page.

July 24, 2022 – Life with the insect astronomer

June 19, 2022 – There ‘s a tarantula in the kitchen!

May 22, 2022 – A summer of shrieking cicadas

April 17, 2022 – When keeper turns trapper

March 20, 2022 – Our family and other animals

Febryary 13, 2022 – Tangy tips from the tamarind

January 16, 2022 – Marauders on mango plants

December 12, 2021 – Lessons from a paper wasp

November 14, 2021 – The pursuit of paradise