Category Science

Sliced ‘Supari’ – Dicey Death

Tanushree, 28, recalls with amusement her horrified repulsion at the sight of the decayed, cavernous teeth of her blind date, besmirched with the unmistakable brick red tint of catechu, a few minutes into their first date, the moment he had opened his mouth wide to laugh at her witty remark about the lateness of their […]

My seminar lecture presentation (presented at Mahishadal Raj College on 27.03.2012)

These are the powerpoint slides of the presentation accompanying my invited lecture (Bee-haviour : Discussions on learning and memory in bees) given on 27.03.2012 at Mahishadal Raj College in the seminar on Ethology & Existence: Focus; Biodiversity Conservation organised by Dept. of Zoology of the same college. The seminar was beautifully organised and I am grateful to them […]

Altruism; new findings on the science behind doing good.

It has been a little over a hundred and fifty years since the publication of Charles Darwin’s revolutionary book “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life” [1] which changed the world forever, for believers and non-believers alike. His principal theory of […]

Of mice and men …… reflections on recent anthrozoological findings

An article has been published in a daily newspaper exploring the reasons why humans love some animals and hate some others.  Hal Herzog, a renowned Anthrozoologist has opined that it is our subconscious projection of a set of behaviours onto the animals we see and interact with that makes them familiar to us thereby making […]