The Many Tongues of the Forest

Antara Raghavan

Sheela Tomy’s novel tells the stories of the land and its people. She speaks to Open about bringing the Western Ghats alive in fiction

Jungle Books

Three novellas that give voice to the wild

The Divinity of Nageshvara

The boon that protected the dharma of the forest

The Come Back Cat

Seven decades after it vanished from India, the cheetah is set to return this November. Some conservationists fear it will upset the Indian ecological balance

Exile and Kingdom

Returning to the epics to find pandemic metaphors not in war but in acts of generosity and kindness

Right of Passage

Corridors are essential to link shrinking tusker habitats

Mahua: Flower Power

Mahua, a humble tipple of the adivasis, finds its space under the liquor marketing sun

Senaka Senanayake: Life Is Beautiful

Often criticised as being purely aesthetic, Senaka Senanayake’s positive paintings are by no means emotionally inert

Don’t Miss the Woods

…for the trees. A startup called Afforestt shows how

How to Make a Forest

...with minimum fuss and maximum effect


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