Pranav Chandra Bose

Joined: Jan 19, 2021 Last Active: Oct 28, 2021 iNaturalist

I am a 15 YO schoolboy from Trivandrum, Kerala,focusing mainly on Butterflies, Birds, Gastropods et al. I like to observe nature. I am aspiring to be an Evolutionary biologist(dream big right!?). So it's not merely for killing time!
I am not a veteran. I won't feel offended if you correct me when I'm wrong. I mostly ID butterflies, first priority for obs in Kerala and then India. I'm very weak at identifying Hesperiidae, but think I'm very good with other families. I can identify pretty much birds too (only from Kerala though).

My main hobbies nowadays (started with lockdown) are

Raising Butterflies

Butterflies I've reared since (Chronological)

Reading some good Books

Reading is not a newfound habit for me but now I've plenty of time. Some books I've read so far-

  • The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
  • A Brief History Of Time - Stephen Hawking
  • Brief Answers to Big Questions - Stephen Hawking
  • The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • Outgrowing God - Richard Dawkins
  • The Ivory Throne - Manu S Pillai
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • Inferno - Dan Brown
  • An Era of Darkness - Shashi Tharoor
  • Why I am a Hindu - Shashi Tharoor
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
  • Your Inner Fish - Neil Shubin
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
  • The Tell-Tale Brain - V S Ramachandran
    (Favourites marked ✪)
    This is not the end, I've read so far countless other books in my mother tongue, Malayalam, most notably Sherlock Holmes compilation (translated) one of the earliest books I had, and Poems of Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon, ONV Kurup etc... along with some simple works of M.T Vasudevan Nair, M. Mukundan, C. Radhakrishnan, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer etc..

And of course,

Inaturalist

I'm incredibly grateful to INaturalist for I'm now able to identify countless life forms around me to the species level. (I'm so hard-nosed my observations have to be species level) And many people help me to identify those unknown things which are not my domain.

@unnikrishnan_mp & @po-po-pro are my moth identifiers
@haneesh & @firos_ak are my Hesperiidae helpers
@anubhav-agarwal & @hari_krishnan_ are my Spidy specialists
@shiwalee & @siddarthmachado are my plant specialists
@amila_sumanapala, @odonut @zebs, @hari_krishnan_ are my Odanate helpers
@pranavchandrabose is my butterfly and bird specialist 😂
My some dispositions -
Atheist
Evolutionst
Rationalist
Science Lover
Naturophile
A wannabe Evolutionary Biologist
Dawkins_fan

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