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Issue 15

Get ready for Ruddy: Detective fighting crime in the wild

Devanshi Daga

Rohan Chakravarty, founder of Green Humour is back with a new book: Naturalist Ruddy: Adventurer, Sleuth, Mongoose. But how did he come up with it during the pandemic? In a video chat with Devanshi Daga he opens up about his artistic journey, a love of birds and drawing people to the wild.

Rohan Chakravarty, the founder of Green Humour, is a cartoonist who integrates humour and art to draw attention to wildlife and conservation. After being published in magazines such as Sanctuary Asia, Saveur, having newspaper columns for the Hindu and writing books such as Green Humour for a Greying Planet, he is back with another exciting book — Naturalist Ruddy – Adventurer Sleuth Mongoose. This latest project follows the journey of Ruddy taking on the role of a detective to fight crime happening in the wildlife world. In this interview, he discusses how the idea of Ruddy came about, the research that went into it and what readers can expect from his latest creation.

Part of Issue 15 of Open Axis, which focuses on interviews with path breaking Indians responding to climate change challenges.

Video: 15 min

Devanshi Daga is a fourth year undergraduate student at Ashoka University. She has completed her major in Psychology and is currently pursuing her minor in Sociology and Media Studies.

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