Archive for April, 2021

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)