India: Discovering the Desi Dinosaurs

Yes, yes, yes, even India had dinosaurs stomping through its lush forests and open pastures. Forgive us for breaking your pre-conceived notion that the makers of Jurassic Park series owned all dinosaurs, fossilized or otherwise. In the early 1800s European priests and doctors visiting India found ample dinosaur remains strewn about the place. In fact, one such […]

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Where are our Mahajanapadas today?

Anybody with basic political awareness is fairly well acquainted with the location and administrative functioning of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Most of you may also be residing in cities like Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain etc. But have you ever imagined that the above mentioned cities and […]

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The 17 important days for India’s environment buffs

Everything that surrounds us constitutes our environment. It includes natural as well as manmade, biotic (living) as well as abiotic (non-living) components. Any change in our environment affects us directly or indirectly. Researchers have proved that our environment is degrading day by day. Environmental degradation may be defined as any change or disturbance to the […]

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water quality

Water quality dwindles worldwide as pollution rises.

A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) pre-study – A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a global assessment has found that water pollution has risen across three continents-Asia, Africa and Latin America, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk. The WWQA pre-study, conducted in 2013-2015, was initiated by the UN-Water Thematic Priority Area […]

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