Siddharth B. Iyengar is pursuing a PhD in Ecology at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is curious about the world we live in, how our natural and social systems and histories intertwine, intersect and grow together. He is also deeply interested in how people relate to knowledge and science from within their own narratives of life and the world, and what this means for movements of social and environmental justice. This article was written during his MS thesis research with the Nature Conservation Foundation, IISER Pune and NCBS during 2012-13. He posts as @selfrooting on Twitter.