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Kirit Mankodi
  Rani ki Vav is replete with sculptures that symbolize water and fertility. There are hundreds of sculptures of young celestial women, known as apsarās, surasundarīs or nāyikās; of god Viṣṇu as Nārāyaṇa and personifications of the river goddesses.   Apsarās/Nāyikās   The walls of the corridor and…
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Sameer Gautam
Increasing urbanization, habitat destruction, pollution, biological invasions, increasing greenhouse gases and excessive use of natural resources are some of the anthropogenic factors that have damaged the environment.  As a result, global temperatures have increased substantially and the impact…
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Pranjal Jain & D.P. Srivastava
A wetland is a unique ecosystem that forms a zone of transition between an aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. It is considered to be the most productive amongst all the ecosystems (Ghermandi et al 2008). A wetland is mainly defined as an area that is saturated by surface or ground water for most…
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