Tranquillity rains down in sacred forests. Shades of green and brown present an enchanting harmony. The earthy smell of the forest floor fills the air. Cicadas chirp. Delicious fruits beckon. There is extraordinary biodiversity—not just tall trees, some of which are rare, but also mushrooms growing on their trunks, earthworms crawling in the leaf litter, and a variety of insects living in every single nook of forest. Shonil Bhagwat, who has been researching them for the last 20 years, at