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Chikan: Between the Threads

Akshay Chavan reviews Paola Manfredi’s Chikankari, A Lucknawi Tradition published by Niyogi Books

Amazing India

Geological Wonders of India

India is an ancient land and long before the first human walked on it, it was the most happening place on Earth! The spectacular journey of the Indian subcontinent across the ocean started 180 million years ago. We put together the pieces.

Amazing India

Vivekananda Rock: The Breaking Point

On the southernmost tip of India in Kanyakumari, is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial which has hundreds of visitors every day. But most have no idea of the immense geological significance of the rock.

Amazing India

Palakkad Gap: Piece of the Puzzle

Go down south, along the tail end of the western ghats - mountains that hug the Arabian Sea coast in India and you will come across a site that bears testimony to one of the most spectacular continental drifts on Earth.