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Madras Soup To Tempt Your Taste Buds
Madras soup, which tempts your taste buds, is easy to prepareIngredientsTomato chopped 03Onion chopped 01Carrots grated 01Coconut grated 1/2 cupWater 02 cupsCorainder leavesSaltPowdered pepperOilButter 1 spoonMaida 1 spoonMilk 1 cupDirections:* Add tomato, onion, carrot, coconut and water and boil in cooker for three whistles* Use a food processor or...
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A Legacy Of Art &Amp; Architecture
In the 19th century, specifically in the last two decades, many developmental activities were undertaken in  Princely Mysore. Records, documents and files available from that period provide sufficient evidence to this. On March 25, 1881, Chamaraja Wadiyar X assumed powers of Princely Mysore. On that day, by ‘the Rendition of 1881’, the British handed over the reigns of governance to him, and Princely Mysore was restored to the Wadiyar dynasty. Chamaraja Wadiyar X was born in...
Farmer-Friendly Innovations
The proverb ‘Necessity is the mother of inventions’ better explains the efforts of Girish Badragond, a young researcher based out of Vijayapura. Hailing from a farming family, Girish developed interest in making electronics and electrical gadgets when he was in primary school. In spite of his keen interest in the field of technology, Girish couldn’t continue beyond Class 10. But this did not stop him from experimenting with tools and machines. Later, he shifted to Bengaluru...
Countering The Challenges Of Drought
Unlike many people who seek the aid of the government for water during the time of scarcity, Gouri Chandrashekhar Naik succeeded in getting enough water by digging an open well single-handedly. A small farmer residing at Hutgar village of Sirsi in Uttara Kannada, Gouri had planted about 150 areca, 20 coconut and a few banana plants in a small patch near her house. Sirsi is situated in the midst of Western Ghats where the groundwater level is about 20 metres and the average rainfall is...
Vijayapura's Many Mosques
There are as many mosques in Vijayapura as there are mausoleums. Islam came to Vijayapura much before the Adil Shahis. The city was established in the 10th and 11th centuries by the Kalyani Chalukyas. It then passed on to the Yadavas. The Khiljis captured the city in the late 13th century and brought along their religion to the region. Earliest structureKarimuddin’s mosque is said to be the earliest mosque built in Vijayapura. Karimuddin was the son of Malik Kafur who headed the army of...
A Philosopher's Home
Located about seven km from the temple town of Udupi is the quiet, seemingly nondescript town of Pajaka. This town is off the conventional pilgrimage circuit of Udupi. However, Pajaka is a town that is significant for a variety of reasons. The foremost of these is the fact that this town is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy.Pajaka is located south-east of Udupi’s Kunjarugiri which is also known as Durga Betta. Legend has it that...
Science & Technology

Mission To Saturn
The sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion gave us a glimpse of life in 2077 on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, after the Earth was devastated by an extraterrestrial attack. But how far from reality is this? Going by Cassini-Huygens’ findings, perhaps it’s not too far! Cassini-Huygens is the first unmanned spacecraft to orbit Saturn, a spectacular ringed planet in our Solar System. Launched on October 15, 1997, it set out to discover the planet and its satellites, up-close. In its 20...
Discovery Of Virus Sparks Debate Over Tree Of Life
Evolutionary biologists have never known what to make of viruses, arguing over their origins for decades. But a newly discovered group of giant viruses, called Klosneuviruses, could be a ‘missing link’ that helps settle the debate — or provoke even more discord. In 2003, researchers reported that they had found giant viruses, which they named Mimiviruses, with genes that suggested their ancestors could live outside a host cell. The discovery split researchers into two camps....
Machine Learning Predicts The Look Of Stem Cells
No two stem cells are identical, even if they are genetic clones. This stunning diversity was revealed this month in an enormous publicly available online catalogue of 3D stem cell images. The visuals were produced using deep-learning analyses and cell lines altered with the gene-editing tool CRISPR. And soon the portal will allow researchers to predict variations in cell layouts that may foreshadow cancer and other diseases. The Allen Cell Explorer, produced by the Allen Institute for Cell...
Planet-Size 'waves' Spotted In The Sun's Atmosphere
Huge ripples in the Earth’s atmosphere called Rossby waves help  steer the planet’s jet streams and weather patterns. Now, a study in Nature Astronomy offers the best evidence yet that similar large-scale features also exist on the sun. Rossby waves were discovered in the Earth’s atmosphere in the late 1930s. Driven by a planet’s rotation, they’ve been seen in the atmospheres of other planets, as well as in the Earth’s oceans. In theory, these waves...
Sieve That Turns Seawater Into Drinking Water
A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water. The promising graphene oxide sieve could be highly efficient at filtering salts, and will now be tested against existing desalination membranes. It has previously been difficult to manufacture graphene-based barriers on an industrial scale.Reporting their results in the journal...
Environment

Earth's Accelerating Plant Growth
For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what all the carbon dioxide we’ve been putting into the atmosphere has been doing to plants. It turns out that the best place to find an answer is where no plants can survive: the icy wastes of Antarctica. As ice forms in Antarctica, it traps air bubbles. For thousands of years, they have preserved samples of the atmosphere. The levels of one chemical in that mix reveal the global growth of plants at any point in that history....
Quenching The Thirst Of Wildlife
The air is already hot, the sun is scorching, the temperature is touching over 40° C and the watering holes are running dry. The script is running as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department, which said that India is expected to experience a hotter-than-normal summer this year. Water shortage in summer months is a perpetual problem in the desert state of Rajasthan. More so for its wildlife in its numerous famous sanctuaries. Most of the watering holes dry up in the extreme heat...
Raiders Of The Lost Guano Discover Ancient Penguin Devastation
About 7,000 years ago, gentoo penguins first came to Ardley Island in the South Shetlands chain just off the Antarctic Peninsula. The island is a little over a mile long, almost small enough for a classic castaway cartoon, except that it is the Antarctic. And instead of a lone palm tree, there are now about 5,000 breeding pairs of gentoo penguins, one of the largest colonies in the Antarctic, and a lot of guano (penguin excrement), much of which is washed into the freshwater Ardley Lake,...
Little Hope For A Tiny Porpoise
In the shallow sea waters of the Gulf of California swims a porpoise that few have seen, its numbers dwindling so fast that its existence is now in peril. Known mostly by its Spanish name, the snub-nosed vaquita is the world’s smallest cetacean, a miniature porpoise with cartoonlike features and dark smudges around its eyes. The species lives only in the fertile waters of the gulf’s northern corner. The size of its population has always been precarious, but now voracious demand in...
The Heat Matters
The mercury is soaring across the country with several states facing heat-wave conditions. In its recent Seasonal Outlook Update, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a warmer than normal temperatures in all meteorological sub-divisions of the country except sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. According to the IMD’s forecast, in the months of April, May and June, the average and minimum temperatures in the Delhi-Haryana region could be at least 1.5° Celsius...
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Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Police in action students who were throwing brick bats on them during clashes in the vicinity of ...

Police in action students who were throwing brick bats on them during clashes in the vicinity of ...

LJP activists take part in a candle light vigil to pray for CRPF jawans lost their lives in a ...

LJP activists take part in a candle light vigil to pray for CRPF jawans lost their lives in a ...

Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Monday...

Remains of the iconic Hall of Nations structure at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Monday...

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar being greeted by his fans on his 44th birthday at his residence in Mumbai

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar being greeted by his fans on his 44th birthday at his residence in Mumbai

Girl students pelt stones at security personnel during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in ...

Girl students pelt stones at security personnel during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in ...

College girls shout slogans at a protest against the recent police action on students, in Srinagar..

College girls shout slogans at a protest against the recent police action on students, in Srinagar..

Potato farmers holding a protest over their various demands including proper cold storage ...

Potato farmers holding a protest over their various demands including proper cold storage ...

A man holds his head in despair after grains got drenched in rains at a market in Bikaner on ...

A man holds his head in despair after grains got drenched in rains at a market in Bikaner on ...

Woakes jubiliate with his teammates after the dismissal of Stuart Binny

Woakes jubiliate with his teammates after the dismissal of Stuart Binny

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