Environment

Mushrooms are fun guys!

Delicate and ephemeral, these fruiting bodies are beautiful. They are also emerging as a big favourite in urban kitchens, though not all may be fit to partake of. Our nature columnist sends photos of the different types of mushrooms and fungi one can see around us, in the monsoon season.

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A flower that deceives and entraps!

Ceropegias are known as “deceptive flowers,” that allow themselves to be pollinated by the insects they attract without rewarding them with food. This month’s nature column reveals yet another natural wonder of the world we live in.

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Small-scale warfare

On our way back from our nature/birding outing, I suddenly caught sight of a beetle and a snail, on a tiny twig. Seeing these two together isn’t very common, so I decided to photograph the