I am a PhD student at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. I use an interdisciplinary approach to study landscape change in arid and semi-arid grasslands in India. My PhD research involves understanding how development interventions in Banni have influenced the change in people-grasslands relationship in the region. Moving from a training background of a core natural science subject into research that integrates social sciences has been an exciting and eye-opening journey for me.