Unravelling the earth’s deep secrets, A unique Indian laboratory in Karad

The Borehole Geophysics Research Laboratory (BGRL) situated in Karad, Maharashtra is a first of a kind and the only laboratory in India that has been helping scientists to study earth’s deep secrets for nearly five years now (Fig 1). Set up in 2014, BGRL has enabled scientists to get access to a variety of samples […]

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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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