Anindita Bhadra

Assistant Professor
Dept: DBS
E-mail: abhadra [at]

All Publications:
  1. Paul,Manabi and Bhadra,Anindita 2018 ."The great Indian joint families of free-ranging dogs". PLoS ONE,13, e0197328

  2. Bhadra,Anindita 2018 ."Life with Oliver. A review of Animal Madness: Inside their Minds by Laurel Braitman.". The Book Review,May 2018, 32

  3. Bhadra,Anindita and Bhattacharjee,Debottam and Sau,Shubhra and Das,Jayjit 2017 ."Free-ranging dogs prefer petting over food in repeated interactions with unfamiliar humans". Journal of Experimental Biology,220, 4654-4660

  4. Bhadra,Anindita and Bhattacharjee,Debottam and N,Nikhil Dev and Gupta,Shreya and Sau,Shubhra and Sarkar,Rohan and Biswas,Arpita and Banerjee,Arunita and Babu,Daisy and Mehta,Diksha 2017 ."Free-ranging dogs show age related plasticity in their ability to follow human pointing". PLoS ONE,12, e0180643

  5. Bhadra,Anindita and Bhattacharjee,Debottam and Dasgupta,Sandipan and Biswas,Arpita and Deheria,Jayshree and Gupta,Shreya and Dev,N Nikhil and Udell,Monique 2017 ."Practice makes perfect: familiarity of task determines success in solvable tasks for free-ranging dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)". Animal Cognition,Online first, 1-6

  6. Bhadra*,Anindita and Brubaker*,Lauren and Dasgupta,Sandipan and Bhattacharjee,Debottam and Udell*,Monique R. 2017 ."Differences in problem-solving between canid populations: Do domestication and lifetime experience affect persistence?". Animal Cognition,TBA, TBA

  7. Paul,Manabi and Bhadra,Anindita 2017 ."Selfish Pups: Weaning Conflict and Milk Theft in Free-Ranging Dogs". PLoS ONE,12, e0170590

  8. Paul,Manabi and Sau,Shubhra and Nandi,Anjan Kumar and Bhadra,Anindita 2017 ."Clever mothers balance time and effort in parental care: a study on free-ranging dogs". Royal Society Open Science,4, 160583

  9. Bhadra,Anindita and Sen Majumder,Sreejani and Paul,Manabi and Sau,Shubhra 2016 ."Denning habits of free-ranging dogs reveal preference for human proximity". Scientific Reports,6, 1-8

  10. Bhadra,Anindita and Paul,Manabi and Sen Majumder,Sreejani and Sau,Shubhra and Nandi,Anjan Kumar 2016 ."High early life mortality in freeranging dogs is largely influenced by humans". Nature Scientific Reports,6, 1 - 8

  11. Paul,Manabi and Sen Majumder,Sreejani and Nandi,Anjan Kumar and Bhadra,Anindita 2015 ."Selfish mothers indeed! Resource-dependent conflict over extended parental care in free-ranging dogs". Royal Society Open Science,2, 150580

  12. Bhadra,Anindita and Sen Majumder,Sreejani 2015 ."When Love Is in the Air: Understanding Why Dogs Tend to Mate when It Rains". PLoS ONE,10, e0143501

  13. Bhadra,Anandarup and Bhattacharjee,Debottam and Paul,Manabi and Singh,Aditya and Gade,Priyanka Rajendra and Shrestha,Priyanka and Bhadra,Anindita 2015 ."The meat of the matter: a rule of thumb for scavenging dogs?". Ethology Ecology and Evolution,Online first, NA

  14. Bhadra,Anindita 2014 ."Science threatened by Subjectivity". Current Science,107, 343-345

  15. Sen Majumder,Sreejani and Chatterjee,Ankita and Bhadra,Anindita and Bhadra,Anindita 2014 ."A dog’s day with humans – time activity budget of free-ranging dogs in India". Current Science,106, 874-878

  16. Sen Majumder,Sreejani and Paul,Manabi and Bhadra,Anindita 2014 ."Grandmotherly care: a case study in Indian free-ranging dogs". Journal of Ethology,32, 75-82

  17. Nandi,Anjan Kumar and Majumder,Sreejani Sen and Bhadra,Anandarup and Ghosh,Arjun and Mitra,Soumitra and Bhattacharjee,Debottam and Chatterjee,Jit and Bhadra,Anindita 2014 ."To be or not to be social: foraging associations of free-ranging dogs in an urban ecosystem". Acta Ethologica,17, 1-8

  18. Bhadra,Anandarup and Bhadra,Anindita 2014 ."Preference for meat is not innate in dogs". Journal of Ethology,32, 15-22

  19. Paul,Manabi and Sen Majumder,Sreejani and Bhadra,Anindita 2013 ."Selfish mothers? An empirical test of parent-offspring conflict over extended parental care.". Behavioural Processes,103 (March 2014), 17-22

  20. Nandi,Anjan Kumar and Bhadra,Anindita and Annagiri,Sumana and Deshpande,Sujata and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2013 ."The evolution of complexity in social organization—A model using dominance-subordinate behavior in two social wasp species". Journal of Theoretical Biology,327, 34-44

  21. Bhadra,Anindita and Jordan,Ferenc 2013 ."Cryptic successors unrevealed even by network analysis: A comparative study of two paper wasp species.". Network Biology,3, 54-66

  22. Bhadra,Anindita 2013 ."For the love of butterflies". Down to Earth,May, 15

  23. Bhadra,Anindita 2011 ."Book review: Annual review of Entomology, Vol 56, 2011". Current Science,101, 794-795

  24. Bhadra,Anindita 2011 ."Woof! Smells like cancer". Current Science,101, 480-483

  25. Mitra,Aniruddha and Mitra,Paromita Saha and Chaoulideer,Michael E and Bhadra,Anindita and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2011 ."Chemical communication in Ropalidia marginata: Dufour's gland contains queen signal that is perceived across colonies and does not contain colony signal". Journal of Insect Physiology,57, 280-284

  26. Bhadra,Anindita 2010 ."Be nice to crows, otherwise they will scold you!". Current Science,98, 1430-1431

  27. Bhadra,Anindita and Mitra,Aniruddha and Deshpande,Sujata Abhay and Chandrasekhar,Kannepalli and Naik,Dattatreya G and Hefetz,Abraham and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2010 ."Regulation of reproduction in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata: On the trail of the Queen pheromone". Journal of Insect Physiology,36, 424-431

  28. Bhadra,Anindita and Jordan,Ferenc and Annagiri,Sumana and Deshpande,Sujata Abhay and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2009 ."Comparing social networks of wasp colonies and classrooms: heterogeneity and functioning". Ecological Complexity,6, 48-55

  29. Bhadra,Anindita and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2008 ."“We know that the wasps know”: Cryptic successors to the queen in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.". Biology Letters,4, 634-637

  30. Bhadra,Anindita and Iyer,Priya L. and Annagiri,Sumana and Deshpande,Sujata and Ghosh,Saubhik and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2007 ."How do workers of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata detect the presence of their queens?". Journal of Theoretical Biology,246, 574-582

  31. Bhadra,Anindita and Lamba,Shakti and Kazi,Yasmin Claire and Deshpande,Sujata and Natesh,Meghana and Gadagkar,Raghavendra 2007 ."A possible novel function of dominance behaviour in queen-less colonies of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata". Behavioural Processes,74, 351-356

Other Publications:
  1. Bhadra,Anindita 2015 ."When life played dice with royal blood". Resonance,20, 769 - 787

  2. Bhadra,Anindita 2009 ."Your pet is not as smart as you think". Down to Earth,November 30,

  3. Bhadra,Anindita 2009 ."The ways of the royalty". Down to Earth,May 31,

  4. Bhadra,Anindita 2009 ."Babies can tell nice guys". Down to Earth,February 16, 53

  5. Bhadra,Anindita 2008 ."Queens are tyrannical". The Bengaluru Pages,1-15 September, 30