Monday, 17 June 2019

MoEFCC and Clearances

Question: What kind of environment minister quotes "granting faster clearances" as an achievement of the Environment Ministry? Answer: Clearance Man! And what gives him the impunity to do so? The fact that India consciously chose this fate for her forests.

Comic from my column with The Hindu.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

The Phalarope Dad

This Fathers' Day, meet a dad with a difference- the male Phalarope! Phalaropes are shorebirds known for two very unusual characteristics: one, feeding by creating whirlpools and raising food from the bottom of the water, and two, their polyandrous mating system! Females mate with several males and it is the fathers that are assigned all nesting duties!

The comic appears in my column with Sunday Mid-Day. Happy Fathers' Day to all dads tame and wild.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ask me Anything with Red Panda

A Red Panda does an Instagram AMA in my column with Saevus magazine this month! Nicknamed the Firefox, the Red Panda is Sikkim's State Animal.

Filmmaker Gunjan Menon's award-winning documentary 'The Firefox Guardian' is about a female forest guard in Nepal dedicated to saving the Red Panda. Prints of the comic are available on my webstore here. For orders within India, email me on