On World Earth Day, Indian artists reflect on their relationship with trees and use of art to bring attention to natural world
By drawing attention to trees and individualising them, environmental art works to combat plant blindness and offers an outlet for eco-anxiety.
Of sundews, strangler fig and elephant foot yam: Nirupa Rao's Hidden Kingdom is an ode to flora of Western Ghats
In Hidden Kingdom, the unusual plants of the Western Ghats are demystified and allowed the space they need to be understood in their singularity, Urvashi Bahuguna writes in a new column about environmental literature, #PagesFromTheWild
Hidden Kingdom: Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats is a treatise on rarely seen botanical wonders, illustrated by Nirupa Rao. In today’s world, as we distance ourselves from our natural surroundings, and disassociate from how much plants truly affect our daily lives (from the food we eat to the air we breathe), this book gives us a peek into the plant kingdom.