V. Sundararaju

Born into an agricultural family in Vairichettipalayam, Trichy, V. Sundararaju served in the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for more than 36 years in various capacities such as Forest Range Officer, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Regional Manager, Divisional Forest Officer, Deputy Conservator of Forests and District Forest Officer until he retired from service in 2011. The author is known for writing scientific articles on the ‘Down To Earth’ website as a blogger. The eight-time author continues to write and publish scientific articles while being a consultant for the Society for Social FRead More...


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Ecological Harmony

Books by V. Sundararaju

How can saving marine mammals mitigate climate change? How to save a coastal dune? How does the historic judgment of the Supreme Court on elephant corridors allow a free walk for the jumbos on their regular migratory path? How should India defuse e-waste—a ticking bomb? Why do we need a Coastal Protection Act? How to save India’s elephants from killer rail tracks? Why do we need a special act for protecting India’s natural pharmacy? How to avert Chennai

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Uyirththidum Ulagam

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How do the forests of the Western Ghats serve as the life supporting system? What role played by the shola forests in acting as the water resource of the Nilgiris? The key role played by the mangrove forests during cyclone and tsunami. The importance of halophytes in helping the establishment of the mangroves. The valuable medicinal plants that are facing extinction. Why should we preserve the Wetlands? Rare trees that quench the thirst of the forest dwellers.

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Jungle Chronicles

Books by V. Sundararaju

How does the Forest Department tackle a raging forest fire? When an elephant ran amok, how was the pachyderm brought under control? What happens to the mammoth marine animals that are caught or stranded?

Jungle Chronicles narrates the adventurous experiences of V. Sundararaju, a former Indian Forest Service Officer while he served in Tamil Nadu Forest Department, over a period of 36 years. Interesting encounters with denizens of the deep forests

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All have become well!

By V. Sundararaju in Poetry | Reads: 190 | Likes: 0

All have become well! The drumming of the woodpecker  Was pleasing my heart! The bed of yellow flowers  Was soothing my body! The dance of the peacock preceding rains Was feast to my eyes! The earth is flourishing  By the greenery developed by rains! Nation has become prosperous&nb  Read More...

Published on Aug 4,2020 03:05 PM

Oh Mother Nature!

By V. Sundararaju in Poetry | Reads: 216 | Likes: 0

Oh Mother Nature! I was wandering  On the peaks of the mountains. Across the dense forests, And through the grasslands to see you! Finally only I come to know that  You are so magnificent and  Omnipresent in the entire universe! As the high and endless sky; As the lofty hill ranges;  Read More...

Published on Aug 4,2020 01:09 PM

Raising the Motherland!

By V. Sundararaju in Poetry | Reads: 183 | Likes: 0

Raising the Motherland! Oh my fellow Indians! We ll make a rule today To make our Motherland to be praised by the world We ll take an oath in our hearts! If we do good in our land, The world may praise us! If the country flourishes by doing good, Let us perform the good deed today itself! We live  Read More...

Published on Aug 4,2020 11:59 AM

Unique Motherhood

By V. Sundararaju in General Literary | Reads: 194 | Likes: 0

My wife called me frantically from the car porch. When I rushed up to the main entrance of our home, she showed the vacant branch of the hanging money plant on which a pair of Purple rumped Sunbird had built a nest a week ago. The money plant was growing from a mud pot suspended in front of our car   Read More...

Published on Jul 26,2020 11:31 AM

Why to conserve hills and hillocks

By V. Sundararaju in True Story | Reads: 386 | Likes: 0

 CONSERVING THE HILLS AND HILLOCKS OUTSIDE THE RESERVE FORESTS While I was working as the District Forest Officer (DFO), Kanyakumari Forest division, this incident took place sometime during 2010. It was a Sunday. Since I used to be very busy during the weekdays, I could find time mostly on wee  Read More...

Published on Mar 24,2020 11:13 AM

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