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Author & Biochemist
Chairperson, Advisory committee at IFHD

Date & Time

Saturday Sat, 26 Nov 2022


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

The mountains of the Western Ghats are no snow-peaked Himalayas, but what they lack in height they make up for it in the diverse bio-diversity. Running along the entire west coast of India, this mountain range harbours an impressive array of India’s wildlife. They have been standing tall for over 150 million years and were formed before the Himalayas or the Arabian Sea; and yet we understand very little of it. ​Curated by Mycelium Ecology, “Understanding Our Backyard” is a unique talk series aimed at simplifying our relationship with nature.

​For the first talk in this series, we sit down with Pranay Lal & Aruna Rangachar Pohl and unravel the fascinating story of the Western Ghats. We will dive deep into the ecological history of Western Ghats and hear impactful stories on how this mountain range continues to support the millions of inhabitants.

Presented by Mycelium Ecology



Pranay Lal

Author & Biochemist

Pranay Lal is a biochemist who works in the spheres of public health and environment. His first book Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent won the 2017 Tata Lit Prize, the World Book Fair Award, among others, and was named by Mint Lounge as one of the fifty must-read books about India since Independence.

Aruna Rangachar Pohl

Chairperson, Advisory committee at IFHD

Aruna Rangachar Pohl is the Chairperson-Advisory committee at IFHD. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), she won the “Outstanding Women Entrepreneur” award presented by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and has been listed among the “50 most Impacful Green Leaders” globally by World CSR Day.