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Indian History

Ancient Indian Architecture – Part IV – Temple Architecture

Temple Architecture Temple architecture of high standard developed in almost all regions of ancient India. The distinct architectural style of temple construction in different parts was a result of geographical, climatic, ethnic, racial, historical and linguistic diversities. Ancient Indian temples are classified into three broad types. This classification is based on different architectural styles, employed

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Environment

Climate Change – Part 03 – Conventions Related to Climate Change

Conventions Related to Climate Change The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. Under the Convention, ‘governments gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies, the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries, cooperation in preparing for adaptation to

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Indian History

Rock-Cut Architecture – Ancient Indian Architecture – Part 03

Rock-Cut Architecture Rock-cut architecture occupies a very important place in the history of Indian Architecture. It differs from traditional buildings in many ways. The rock-cut art is more similar to sculpture than architecture as structures were produced by cutting out solid rocks. Let’s have a look at the various specimen of rock-cut architecture in ancient

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Environment

Climate Change – Part 02 – Steps taken by Indian Govt. to reduce global warming

Steps taken by Indian Govt. to reduce global warming Energy challenges are intensifying not only because of climate change, but because of growing demands in fast emerging economies like India. As India enjoys strong growth, it’s no surprise that consumers demand greater reliability from their energy suppliers, and that the climate change agenda is seen

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Indian History

Cave Architecture – Ancient Indian Architecture – Part 02

Cave Architecture The cave architecture in India is believed to have begun during the ancient time. These caves were used by Buddhist and Jain monks as places of worship and residence. Initially the caves were excavated in the western India. Some examples of cave architecture structure are Chaityas and Viharas of Buddhists. The great cave

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Environment

Climate Change – Part 01 – Global Warming and Climate Change

Basics of Climate Change Climate Climate is the average weather in a particular geographical area over many years. The weather can change in just a few hours whereas climate takes longer to change. Planet earth has witnessed many variations in climate since the beginning. Climate change’ as a change of climate which is attributed directly

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Indian History

Ancient Indian Architecture – Part 01

Ancient Indian Architecture Indian architecture is as old as the history of the civilization. The earliest remains of recognizable building activity in the India dates back to the Indus Valley cities. Among India’s ancient architectural remains, the most prominent are the temples, Chaityas, Viharas, Stupas and other religious structures. In ancient India, temple architecture of

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Indian Polity

Fundamental rights in the Indian Constitution

What are fundamental rights? Fundamental Rights are the basic rights of the people. Some universally recognized rights that are seen as fundamental, i.e., contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Fundamental rights across the globe and how is it secured by citizens? Though the rights of the citizens across the globe varies

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Indian Geography

Soils of India Part II – Indian Geography

Soils of India Part II – Indian Geography Forest & Mountain Soils These soils occupy about 2.85 lakh sq km or 8.67% of the total land area of India. They are mainly heterogeneous soils found on the hill slopes covered by forests. The formation of these soils is mainly governed by the characteristic deposition of

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