Archive for April, 2021

INDIA’S THREATENED COASTAL HABITAT – PART II

Coral reefs are considered the rainforests of the sea. Southeast Asia is at the heart of the most productive and diverse ecosystem knows as “the coral triangle”. Its incredible biodiversity holds more than 77 percent of the almost 800 reef-building coral species described by scientists. Coastal resources, coral reef fisheries, in partic

INDIA’S THREATENED COASTAL HABITAT – PART I

India has a vast coastline of nearly 7516.16 kms. The coastal ecosystem consists of four major categories – salt marshes, mangroves, estuaries, and coral reefs. The marine and coastal habitats of India are being subjected to severe environmental stress. The coastal areas and the seas are treated as a depository of all pollutants from the terrestrial environment. S

GOLCONDA – THE KINGS AND THEIR CULTURE PART II

With the transformation of the Golconda kingdom into a Moghul protectorate due to the Inkiyat Nama or the Deed of Submission signed under the duress by Abdullah with Shah Jahan, Mughal style gradually pierced into the Golconda paintings and a perceptible impact of the same can be gleaned from the paintings ascribed to and after Abdullah Quli. Consequently, at times

GOLCONDA – THE KINGS AND THEIR CULTURE – PART I

The Shi-ite Qutubshahi Kings of Golconda having their origin in Persia, established their supremacy firmly for hundred and seventy-one years i.e., from 1518-1687 on the Decanis political firmament and actively contributed enormously for the cultural advancement of Golconda (lying in the precincts of the present Telangana in Andhra Pradesh)