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Time to reinvent cities

Rajnish Wattas “If mankind is to reside on, the city sample he occupies would require main unravelling and reweaving” — Arthur B Gallion Does it take calamities to create new metropolis fashions? History of urbanisation…


Crunch scenario

Parveen Arora Crop Diversification As per knowledge of the Agriculture Department, in response to the Haryana Government’s drive to lower space beneath paddy in view of the depleting water desk, over 74,000 farmers have given…


Farmers clutching at straws

Parvesh Sharma Punjab’s farmers are grappling with labour-related points in the course of the ongoing paddy-sowing season. Their losses are more likely to go up this 12 months as a pointy rise within the enter…


Indian musical instrument, bansuri, on a world word

Krishnaraj Iyengar A younger man would sit round Kolkata docks attempting out totally different waste supplies like PVC pipes and bamboo to create the right sound. Destined to be the patriarch of the Indian bansuri,…


The timeless story of Nala and Damayanti

BN Goswamy Karkotasya naagasya Damayantyaa Nalasya cha Rituparnasya rajarashe kirtanam Kali-naashanam [Reciting the story of Karkotaka, the serpent, of Damayanti and Nala, and of the royal sage, King Rituparna, destroys the evil effects of the…




Dogra rulers and their run-ins with China

Harbans Singh Archaeologists know Akhnoor, in Jammu, because the final Indus valley settlement within the North. This was the purpose from the place timber from increased reaches was floated down the Chenab for downstream settlements….


The love story of Buwa and Hasan lives on

Sunit Dhawan THE Mughal-era love story of Buwa and Hasan is probably not as well-known as that of Laila-Majnu, Romeo-Juliet and Shirin-Farhad, nevertheless it has lived on in folklore for greater than 350 years. As…