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When city was a jungle

Grasslands like these have disappeared from Bengaluru district .

Today's Bengaluru is much different from the small town it was in 16th century, when Kempe Gowda founded it.

It's a Jain cultural hub

Konaje Kallu, the road to which is a trekkers' paradise. photo by author

Moodabidri, near Mangalore, is an ancient centre of Jain learning and has been considered one of the main tourist destinations in...

From here & there

About a 100 years ago, today's Bengaluru City was then Bangalore Town. At that time it had a police force strength of just 202...

Miscellany..

Forested mountains slope down on either side of the falls. PHOTOs BY author

If you ever wonder about a place that was still left to explore, try Chunchana-katte Waterfalls.

Empowerment, not charity

A community segregation drive.

Centre for Social Action (CSA) is an NGO within Christ University. Since 1999, when it was set up, CSA believes in churning out a...

On the verge of disappearing

Wild elephants found moving near Belgaum

Two tamed elephants from South Karnataka region are recently brought to Dandeli Anashi Tiger Reserve (DATR) in Uttara Kannada...

Scientists pursue novel screening tests for cancer

The idea is to create  a cheap screening test for cancer.

The Hong Kong scientist who invented a simple blood test to show pregnant women if their babies have Down Syndrome is now testing...

Microscopic partners

Our microbes have probably adapted to our lifestyles.

In the late 17th century, the Dutch naturalist Anton van Leeuwenhoek looked at his own dental plaque through a microscope...

Hardly any antimatter

If the universe began with equal amounts of matter and antimatter, we simply wouldn't  be around!

Just fifty years ago (in 1964) an important discovery was made in particle physics which implied that the decay of the so-called...

Highest stone age campsite found in the Andes

Prehistoric people didn't need a long time to adapt to high altitudes.

Paleo-Indian hunters ventured high into the Andes Mountains as early as 12,800 years ago, as much as 2,000 years sooner than...

Climate Panel's red alert for all nations

Human activities like burning of fossil fuels cause climate change.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-convened panel of the world's scientific community, estimates that in...

Salamanders in peril

The south-eastern United States is a hotspot of salamanders.

A fungus that arrived recently in Europe from East Asia is lethal to many salamander species, a new study shows, threatening...

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Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Coast Guard launching Interceptor Boat c-416 at Hazira, Surat...

Indian Coast Guard launching Interceptor Boat c-416 at Hazira, Surat...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

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