Episode 21: Wetland and Grassland Birds from the Man who Discovered a Frog: with Seshadri K.S.

Episode 21: Wetland and Grassland Birds from the Man who Discovered a Frog: with Seshadri K.S.

Dr. Seshadri KS grew up in Bangalore and started to watch birds at a young age. An avid naturalist with interests across many taxa, he has chosen to study natural history, ecology and conservation biology as a career. He was part of the team that described three new species of frogs from India and described a new behavior in frogs. Dr. Seshadri is currently a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc Bangalore. In this episode, we talk about wetland and grassland ecology, and bird photography.

Episode 7: Jairam Ramesh on his tenure as India’s environment minister

Episode 7: Jairam Ramesh on his tenure as India’s environment minister

A few years ago, I cold-emailed Jairam Ramesh, then minister of rural development, with one question: how could urban individuals contribute to rural India? He called me from Gumla, Jharkand. “Do you know where Gumla is?” he asked. Sheepishly, I said No. After some small talk—his mother lives in Bangalore— I asked how the average urban citizen could help rural India, should they desire to. What were his top five priorities?

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