My interest lies in behavioral ecology and evolutionary phenomena of birds,
mammals and insects. Earlier it started as a hobby to just observe and explore
backyard birds at my native place in northern western ghats. The interest grew
along the years and led me to pursue zoology for my graduation and
post graduation. Since I opted for specialization in entomology, I worked on the
rearing of plastic eating insects and developmental biology of drosophila larvae.
for a brief period of time.
Currently I am involved with the biogeography project in which we are looking at
the origin of bird diversity, their speciation and distribution patterns in the Indian
peninsula. This project is a good opportunity to observe the similarities and
differences in bird diversity across the varied landscapes of Indian peninsula.
Projects Involved: Peninsula Birds
PERSONAL AND OTHER INTERESTS
I have an interest in documenting the wildlife via photography or videography.
When off field I like to watch movies, anime and read manga comics. I am also
interested in Indian classical music and enjoy playing flute. I play mallakhamba -
an ancient Indian sport and like doing yoga as well