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Western Ghats

The Western Ghats, Western Ghauts or the Sahyādri constitute a mountain range along the western side of India.

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Last two Kurinji flowers in the western ghats. We get to see these beauties only 12yrs later.
Being in NYC, I don't have trek through the jungles of the Western Ghats or venture down the Ganges river to find...
as small as your thumbnail found by grantee in the Western Ghats,
Check it out! 9 new species of frogs discovered in India!
Nine new species of which amphibians were discovered in the Western Ghats by scientists from the Indian Institute...
Nine new frog species found in Western Ghats
# Karnataka government should see to it that it protects the Western ghats . As the region is key to rainfall patterns!
Kasturirangan report: plea for fresh exercise to elicit public opinion: ‘Most people in Western Ghats…
Ask to intervene to stop the destruction of Western Ghats.
Flanked by the Eastern & Western Ghats, is in the middle of Peninsular India.
Yep in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in the southern Western Ghats. Crazy powerful and it bit me - but what a stunner.
Frogs as small as a thumbnail found in the Western Ghats - CEPF-funded Grant to IISc
Nine tiny, beautiful new frogs found in India's Western Ghats
9 new species of bush frog have been found in India's Western Ghats. Some as tiny as a thumbnail.
Treasure trove of new frogs found in the Western Ghats of India!
Discovery! 9 species of bush found in Western Ghats, India,
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Watch new films about participatory research and fruit trees in Western Ghats, India
News: Two films on participatory research and fruit trees in the Western Ghats 
Nine tiny new frogs add to Western Ghats inventory:
Watch two new films by about participatory research and native fruit in the Western Ghats
wow. Well said buddy. I would settle for shimla or even western ghats if it's in karnataka. :')
Nine species of bush frogs discovered in Western Ghats:. Nine new species of bush frogs were discovered in the Wester…
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INSubcontinent: New draft policy to save Western Ghats: INSubco...
Western Ghats is home to many species of frog, including 14 dancing frogs - covered in a Zootaxa
New draft policy to save Western Ghats:
Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats. Read the Full Article:
Check out these gorgeous bush frogs, newly discovered in the Western Ghats in India
In the plains, dried ones are available, it is used instead of tamarind around Western Ghats and the Coast.
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Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary :. * Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Western Ghats, in Khanapur...
Hit the roads of Western Ghats with for a view of various types of forests, grasslands and hills on the
A sea plane service connecting Mumbai to tourist destinations in the Western Ghats, an alternative for Mumbai-Pune expressway
FLORALMARVELS: Habenaria longicorniculata (Orchidaceae) commonly known as the Long-Tailed Orchid is a terrestrial orchid occurring on the grassy slopes of of the Western Ghats. The peculiar looking flowers are borne on long scapes and are fragrant.This orchid is propagated by tubers.The tubers are used as folk remedy and are also eaten by local tribes. Sighting:The Giris,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1800 msl. Date:21-09-2014. When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume."Martin Luther King Jr.
Western Ghats. Older than the Himalaya mountains, Western Ghats runs along the entire west coast of India. The...
Malin is a tiny village in the midst of Western Ghats in Ambegaon taluk in Pune district. Heavy rainfall during the last days of July led to a massive landslide that brought down the entire hillock...
Good piece, although I can't believe they put a picture of 2 frogs at it - 7 vulnerable species at Western Ghats.
Several endangered species could be threatened in the Western Ghats.
The debate over the highly biodiverse India's Western Ghats heats up. No easy solution in sight.
I spent the morning bird watching in the Western Ghats, an area full of endemic species you can only…
SAVE THE WESTERN GHATS! Dams, mines and power stations-- three things that are being considered by the new Govt!
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Must-read -Opening the Western Ghats up for a free-for-all jamboree will have consequences - Hindustan Times
Sirimane Falls: Sirimane Falls is one among the many waterfalls of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Sirimane Fa...
Today while trekking around the Western Ghats we came across a camp of a local tribe called the…
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By virtue of its varied geography and long history, Karnataka hosts numerous spots of interest for tourists. There is an array of ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored forests and endless beaches. Karnataka has been ranked as the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the states of India.[133] Karnataka has the second highest number of nationally protected monuments in India, second only to Uttar Pradesh,[134] in addition to 752 monuments protected by the State Directorate of Archaeology and Museums. Another 25,000 monuments are yet to receive protection.[135][136] 7-storey domed building with 4 domed corner towers Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur, has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world after the Byzantine Hagia Sophia. The districts of the Western Ghats and the southern districts of the state have popular eco-tourism locations including Kudremukh, Madikeri and Agumbe. Karnataka has 25 wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks. Popular among them are Ban ...
Here's some journalism: on the seven Western Ghats creatures that could soon be finished. via
NDA govt's new initiatives will destroy the Western Ghats
Dams, mines and power stations-- three things that may be a part of the
Seven animal species that could soon disappear from the Western Ghats.
To be read alongside on the endorsement of the decimation of the
Today's Beautiful, Misty, Rainy Morning to all from majestic Western Ghats galory district of Wayanad, Kerala.
'The Kasturirangan panel report on undemocratic' - Madhav Gadgil | Environment loses to 'development'
Cant prevent rains but yes damage can be contained if we do not over exploit banks of mountain rivers. Alarm bells for Western Ghats
What are they doing with western ghats in India again? As I said, the world bank gave carbon credit for coffee farms
There is nothing more beautiful than a trek in the western ghats in the monsoons. At Shilim peak a few days ago..
I'm an hunter. Now I'm just walking in the western ghats and searching dear for hunt.
A 255-km trekking trail along Western Ghats is in the works. If executed well, its a step in the right direction!
Western Ghats are magical in the monsoons.
White-bellied blue flycatcher - Male, is endemic to the Western Ghats (including the Nilgiris) of southwest India.
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Just back from the Western Ghats - cant imagine we will loose this and our relationship with nature
MAKING WAY FOR TIGERS IN SATPURA B.K. Singh, Deccan Herald, July 22, 2014 The Satpura Tiger Reserve is an important habitat of the Central Indian Highlands ecosystem. It is a unique area of rich biodiversity. On the Pachmarhi Plateau, Sal forests exist on Gondwana sandstones, whereas on lower plains, teak forests grow on basaltic traps. Species common to the Western Ghats and the Himalayas, along with endemic or endangered flora are found. The Reserve comprises Bori sanctuary, Denwa sanctuary and Satpura National Park, making the total protected area about 1,510 sq km. The entire landscape is vital for the survival of tigers, as it forms the largest tiger habitat in the world, covering an area of 10,000 sq km, spread over Chhindwara, Hoshangabad, Betul, Harda, Khandwa and Melghat. The area is important from an archaeological and evolutionary point of view. There are 50 rock shelters with beautiful paintings, which are 1,500 to 10,000 years old. The Reserve has corridor linkages with the Pench Tiger Reserv ...
A new species of mayfly was discovered in the southern Western Ghats of India belonging to the genus Labiobaetics.
SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE AT THE FIRST CONVOCATION CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF KERALA Kasaragod, Kerala: 18-07-2014 1. It is a happy occasion for me to be here today to attend the First Convocation of the Central University of Kerala. I am also delighted to visit Kasaragod, located in the Malabar region, which holds great socio-historical significance. It was an important centre of commerce during the medieval times, frequented by Arab and European traders. During India’s struggle for independence, this region produced prominent freedom fighters like Pazhassi Raja, Kelappaji – known as ‘Kerala Gandhi’ – and K.P. Keshava Menon. 2. Despite its glorious past, this region over the years has lagged behind the rest in terms of development. To restore its rightful place as a centre of growth befitting its legacy, one of the important initiatives was to establish this Central University in 2009. Flanked by the Western Ghats on one side and the magnificent Malabar Coast on the oth ...
Kochi – A lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. A...
The Muduvans are tribespeople who live in the dense evergreen forests of the High Ranges in the southern Western Ghats (Anamalais), along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. One of the most fascinating traditions of the Muduvans are their dormitory system (unmarried boys and girls above the age of ten do not live with their parents, but in separate dormitories) and their weddings (the bride and her women friends hide in the forest and the groom and his party have to find them to initiate the ceremony). Their songs (which include lullabies, love songs and others to mark occasions and festivals) are beautifully musical.
Kerala, God's Own Country With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers. Kerala, India's most advanced society: With hundred percent literacy. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is India's c ...
dreathan-donn : . Western Ghats a biodiversity hotspot by Sandeep J Patil on Flickr.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar for scientific study on the Western Ghats -
Goa CM bats for scrapping of Western Ghats report: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that he will...
Tamil Nadu politicians are averse to invitation to Sri Lanka. West Bengal CM is boycotting the swearing-in ceremony and would never allow a deal with Bangladesh over the Teesta. The Congress is mocking at the invite to Pakistan PM. Why are other States silent? Let Uttar Pradesh and Bihar object to Nepal's representative. All States on the Western Ghats must say no to Maldives. The Northeast should be up in arms against Bhutan. Third Front constituents, looking for a job? Raise a din against Afghanistan! All this despite the fact that these are hardly bilateral engagements. They are a little more than a photo-op. We are not a nation. We are a joke.
Hill Tumeric plant native to Eastern & Western Ghats due to habitat loss & over-exploitation
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Indian scientists discover 14 new species of 'dancing frogs' in Western Ghats .
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Mullaperiyar Dam The Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Indian state of Kerala It is located 881 m (2,890 ft) above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Idukki Districtof Kerala, South India. It was constructed between 1887 and 1895 by the British Government to divert water eastwards to the Madras Presidency area (present-day Tamil Nadu). It has a height of 53.6 m (176 ft) from the foundation, and a length of 365.7 m (1,200 ft). The Periyar National Park in Thekkady is located around the dam's reservoir. The dam is located in Kerala on the riverPeriyar, but is owned, operated and maintained by TamilNadu state. Although the Periyar River has a total catchment area of 5398 km2 with 114 km2 in Tamil Nadu, the catchment area of the Mullaperiyar Dam itself lies entirely in Kerala. Etymology Earlier known as the Periyar Dam as it was basically meant to dam the Periyar river,[ the present name Mullaperiyar is derived from a portmanteau ofMul . ...
GOAN MANGOES ARE THAT GOOD -- THEY REALLY HAVE TO BE TASTED TO BE BELIEVED... Like a drop of honey, Soft as a bride's lips, Our pride, our wealth, Is the Goan mango. -- Manoharrai Sardesai, Konkani laureate Even as the rest of the country drives itself into frenzies at the arrival of Ratnagiri 'hapoos' Alphonso, Goa remains unmoved, its collective taste buds readied for entirely different varieties of mangoes that remain unknown to the rest of the country because they're devoured in toto in-state: the Mankurad (from Malcurado), and its smaller but equally delicious cousin, the Hilario (also known as Mang'ilar). India's smallest state comprises a tiny fingernail of territory between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, but it possesses an outsized appetite for mangoes. Colonial records name 106 different varietals of Mangifera Indica in Goa alone, the cumulative result of enthusiastic experimentation encouraged by the European Jesuits who dominated Goa's administration after its conquest by Alfonso de A ...
We're headed out to Goa tomorrow which revived some memories from our trip to bring in the New Year with a mad bunch of people! Check out this promo video and join us for the big party this winter on the beaches and hills :D Turn up the volume and watch the end, most riders will relate to the closing of the promo! ;) Longer edits soon to follow.. Write to infoor inbox us for details on the tours or to fix your own custom tour with family and friends. Goa and Western Ghats tours are open from October 2014 to March 2015. On motorcycles or cars, whatever you like.. Please feel free to share your feedback and suggestions.. April is ending well and have a super May everybody!
Geographical Significance of Gods Own Country Kerala at a glance Area - 38,863 Sq.Km Districts - 14 Talukas - 63 Panchayats - 991 Corporations - 3 Municipalities -54 (including townships) Rivers - 44 Longest River - Bharathapuzha (251.1 Km) Highest Mountain - Anamudi (2652.3 Meters) Climate - Summer - 35 to 22.5 degrees C Winter - 32 to 20 degrees C M.L.A's - 141 M.P's (Lok Sabha) - 20 M.P's (Rajya Sabha) - 9 Tucked away in the south west corner of India, Kerala is a narrow strip of land between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Lined by coconut trees and sinfully beautiful beaches, the coconut palms shade nearly the entire State from the tropical sun. Visitors can spend time riding small ferries through the backwater lagoons or watching elephants cavort in the wildlife sanctuaries. Kerala boasts of a rich tradition and a deep historical background. Long before Vasco Da Gama discovered India when he landed on the coast of Kerala, the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and the Chinese had long since been sai ...
Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India Chris Samoray April 23, 2014 WARNING: This article contains a graphic photo. - The extinction risk faced by mammals is often in the limelight. But it may be surprising to learn that next only to primates, chelonians—or turtles and tortoises—are the world’s most imperiled vertebrate group. “It is important to conserve chelonians as they are such a distinct group among reptiles [because of] their characteristic shells and [that they] are much older than the typical reptilian groups like crocodiles, lizards and snakes," said Arun Kanagavel of the Conservation Research Group at St. Albert’s College in Kochi, India. "Unfortunately, they are also one of the most endangered vertebrate groups in the world." Recently, Kanagavel and his team conducted research on two rare chelonian species of India’s tropical Western Ghats region, one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots, with many species of amphibians, fish ...
Murudeshwar Murudeshwar is a temple town located in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The temple here is dedicated to Murudeshwara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is located at a distance of 165 km from Mangalore on the National Highway, attracting thousands of devotees and tourists to this place. Murudeshwar is a picturesque place, and it is situated between Honnavara and Bhatkal. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and rolling hills of Western Ghats, makes Murudeshwar as a favorite picnic spot. The sea is an intrinsic part of the temple scape at Murudeshwar. The sea on three sides surrounds the temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri on three sides. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to the temple. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse. Evening visit to see sunset at sun set point is real fulfilling experience. View of small boats and fishermen coming back to their houses from quite distances and from different sides i ...
COORG SUMMER PALCE HOMESTAY (9 photos) Coorg Summer Palace Home Coorg Summer Palace home stay is situated in the center of Western Ghats of Kodagu district. It is suitable for family holidaying, group touring, and echo tourism. The ideal time to visit this place is all over the year. During December to June the evergreen forest of Western Ghats will change its colour and make feast to the eyes and soul. There is an Beautiful water stream just at a dist of 500mts from the home stay. Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this district has a lot to offer to the tourist. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri an unforgettable holiday destination. Coorg is on the Western Ghats. Set amidst verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests, this is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can visit. It lies on ...
TOP 10 ALLEGED INDIAN TREASURES, India was the richest country long before British rule and long after numerous conquests from outside invaders. Territories of most of the kings were larger than England, Spain, Portugal, France or Germany. The number of invaders that invaded India are too numerous to count and all through this some departed with the loot while others stayed here to rule. Most of the treasures belonging to royal families were seized after India’s Independence by Indian government. Here is a list of Top 10 Alleged Indian treasure that remain a legend, yet to be discovered and have become a part of the local folklore. 10. Sri Mookambika Temple (Kollur, Karnataka) Sri Mookambika Temple nestled in the foothills of Western Ghats of Kollur in Karnataka is a busy local pilgrimage. The temple sees a huge surge in the devotees in the nine-day Navaratri festival. A bizarre note to be made here is that over the last few years temple’s income hasn’t exceed 17 crores; however, the shrine board ha ...
WESTERN GHATS CLASSIFIED AS ‘ECO-SENSITIVE ZONE’ Kodagu to be worst hit, Kerala spared Madikeri, Mar. 20 - A total of 56,825 of forest area of Western Ghats lying in six States including Karnataka, has been identified as an ‘Eco-sensitive Zone’ by the Union Ministry of Environmental protection, in an order issued on Tuesday. However, some time ago, a high profile committee headed by K. Kasturirangan had submitted a report identifying 59,940 of forest area falling under the States of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat in Western Ghats (37% of the Ghats stretching for a length of 1,600 km) as eco-sensitive zone. The above report had triggered a spate of protests in State, especially Kodagu district and in the neighbouring Kerala. It was also proposed to organise Kodagu bandh in protest against the report. Intervening, Kodagu-Mysore constituency MP H. Vishwanath had led a delegation from Kodagu to Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and Forest Minister Ramanath Rai and ...
The Sahyadri, with their rocky mountains and pinnacles, historic hill forts, huge lakes and extensive forest region are a virtual paradise for trekking, climbing and camping. The Sahyadris provide a wide choice of outdoor and adventure to all lovers of outdoor life. Stretching for over 1600 km from Gujarat to Kanyakumari, the Sahyadri mountain range is a trekker’s haven with its rugged topography, majestic hill forts, ancient temples, expansive forests and picturesque lakes. Sahyadris, or the Western Ghats, have been proclaimed as one of the ten ‘hottest biodiversity hotspots’ in the world. They offer numerous destinations and a wide range of outdoor adventure activities to nature enthusiasts and those seeking adventure. Since Sahyadri is not the archetypal mountain range, its highest peaks including Anaimudi in Tamil Nadu (at 2695 meters) and Kalsubai in Maharashtra (at 1200 meters) are formidable yet approachable even for the amateurs. It is because of its geography and easy accessibility that Sah ...
In the Spring issue out now! KERALA - Gods Own Country A Brahminical myth proclaims that Parasurama, an Avatar of Mahavishnu, threw his battle axe into the great sea and the land of Kerala arose, and was reclaimed from the waters. The spice trade between Kerala and much of the world was one of the main drivers of the ancient world economy. For much of history, ports in Kerala were the busiest (Muziris) among all trade and travel routes in the history of the world. An eclectic fusion of cultures, cuisine and architectural heritage; and where mosques sit side by side with churches, Hindu temples and synagogues, in perfect Zen-like co-existence. Lying between the sparkling blue Arabian Sea to the east and the rugged mountains of the Western Ghats, this land on the southwestern tip of India has been described as paradise on earth. Read this fascinating feature that takes you from Kochi to the Backwaters..along the Malabar Coast and up to the spice and tea plantations. Fascinating festivals and incredible reso ...
Western Ghats of India does NOT belong to the Church. Congress yields to Church's demand on Western Ghats.
Trouble over Western Ghats report: Congress yields to Church's demand
Kerala church dismisses ministry order on Western Ghats report as gimmick
Centre accepts Kerala view to not label some Western Ghats parts as ecologically sensitive.. toes the church line ?
A 2 day workshop on protection and revival of springs in the Western Ghats on 20-21 March at Panchgani org by Gram Pari/Acwadam/Arghyam
We have been cruising the Konkan Coast, squeezed between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Each…
Events 1. Differentiate between Aadhar and NPR. 2. Discuss the legal status of Aadhar. Is it compulsory to be a beneficiary for government schemes? 3. Discuss the main features of Communal Violence Bill. 4. UK based Tesco Plc., is the first global retailer to get FIPB clearance to enter domestic multi-brand retail sector. 5. Ecologically sensitive area notification on Western Ghats has been put on hold. 6. Tejas- The light Combat Aircraft, got its clearance for joining IAF after 30 years. 7. Lok Sabha Passes the Lokpal and Lokayukt Bill, 2013. 8. Maharashtra Assembly passes the Anti-Superstition Bill 9. Union Cabinet approves Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill. 10. The Prime Minister inaugurated the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Submit in New Delhi, during which he dedicated to the nation 1000 kilometer long Dabhol-Bangalore Gas pipeline which has been constructed by GAIL India Ltd. 11. The ISRO�s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-25) in its silver jubilee mission has put the 1350 kg Mars Orbite . ...
7,000 Trees cut in Eco-zone for One 'useless' Toll Plaza Banda village (Sindhudurg, MH): Around 7,000 trees across 32 acres (think 1.5 times the size of Oval Maidan in south Mumbai) of forest land have been cut down in an eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats between December 2013 and January 2014 to make way for a toll plaza on NH-17. If built, it will involve the flattening of hills on either side of a road. The issue is currently in appeal in the Bombay high court. The area, which falls within Banda village on the Mumbai-Goa highway, is a stone's throw from the Maharashtra-Goa border. A cursory glance at a map shows that the area is unsuitable for a toll booth as several roads around it can help bypass the spot. A high court petition against the project claimed mining is the real reason why the government wants to acquire the 1.3 lakh sq m land. A 2010 note by Maharashtra's Directorate of Geology and Mines said: "It is expected that the project area may incorporate substantial quantity of iron ore, s ...
Parrikar takes dig at MoEF over Western Ghats report Targeting the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, th...
Environment Ministry seeks views of states in Western Ghats region
Il grande albero Online Clearance Deal on Sale 2014 CHEAP Il grande albero Online Clearance Deals Review , Buy Now and Save More! - grande albero A New Frog Species From Western Ghats The term amphibia implies dual method of everyday living. Just like the title the associates of course Amphibia are tailored for living both equally on land as well as drinking water. Salamanders, frogs and toads are the critical customers of this class loaded with impressive characteristics that allow these creatures to endure in various array of environments. Frogs and toads are quite intently connected but have placing dissimilarities. The purple frog is an astounding species of frog put in the household Sooglossidae. Scientifically this species is identified as Nasikabatrachus sayhyadrensis which prefers to dwell in the Western Ghats of India. The typical names of this frog are purple frog, Indian purple frog and pignose frog. Il grande albero. Quest for Id in The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison There is a fantastic impact of ...
With the ministry of environment and forest goofing up big time on its order on Western Ghats, the Prime Minis...
Environment Ministry has issued directions to six state governments prohibiting development activities including mining and quarrying in the 60,000 sq km ecologically sensitive area of Western Ghats.
‘Ban on fresh mining, industries in Western Ghats still in effect’: Environment Ministry contradicts Moily’s statements
Tipu Sultan was Responsible for Elimination of Hinduism and Christianity from Major Portions of Western Ghats !
ABOUT PAZHASSIRAJA COLLEGE; Pazhassiraja College was established in the year 1982 in the picturesque wonderland of Wayand District of Kerala situated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. The College is affiliated to the University of Calicut and was founded by the ‘Pazhassiraja Education Society’ which was formed to cater to the needs of the local people in Higher Education. The founder Manager of the college is late Mr.T.U. Jacob, the then President of the Society. The college started functioning on the 20th of October 1982. In the month of July 1992, the Management of Pazhassiraja College was transferred to the Malankara Catholic Diocese of Bathery. The fast development of the college owes much to the foresighted vision of His Excellency Dr.Cyril Mar Baselios, the Manager and Patron of the College, the first Bishop of the Diocese and the first Major Archbishop and Catholicos of the Malankara Catholic Church. In 1995 His Excellency Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios became the manager and Patron ...
Black Magic! Upto 10% of leopards in Western Ghats may be melanistic like this one!
What is biodiversity? Oh, the beauty of a forest! The pleasure of walking through it, enjoying the smells of the flowers and the wild; watching the insects flitting about and listening to the birds chirp - how we all love it and wish to return to it again and again. It is this biodiversity that we have to protect and take care of in order to enjoy the joy of it all. But what is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety and differences among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part. This includes genetic diversity within and between species and of ecosystems. Thus, in essence, biodiversity represents all life. India is one of the mega biodiversity centres in the world and has two of the world's 18 ‘biodiversity hotspots’ located in the Western Ghats and in the Eastern Himalayas (Myers 1999). The forest cover in these areas is very dense and diverse and of pristine beauty, and incredible biodivers ...
The Ceylon Frogmouth inhabits dense tropical rainforest. It is found only in the Western Ghats of southwest India and Sri Lanka. By Gaurav Mathur Photography
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The Kasturirangan report has thrown open the ecologically sensitive areas of Western Ghats to mindless exploitation which would seriously hazard ecology, according to its critics. According to member of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) V.S. Vijayan: the report has in a way permitted uncontrolled quarrying in most parts of the ghats regions of the State. Those protesting against the report in Kerala were indirectly demanding quarrying rights in 123 villages too, which were earmarked as ecologically sensitive areas. While the WGEEP report wanted illegal mining and quarrying to be stopped immediately in the ghats, the Kasturirangan Committee permitted mining and quarrying in 63 per cent area. It was estimated that around 17,000 mines, including the reportedly illegal ones, were operating in the ghats region of the State, he said. The Shah Commission, which inquired into the operation of mines in Goa, revealed that the State government had lost Rs. 35,000 crore to illegal mining. It was high tim ...
23 November: TOP 10 CURRENT AFFAIRS Saturday at 07:52pm 1. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast on Saturday. 2. Vietnam has offered to give ONGC Videsh Ltd five offshore oil and gas exploration areas in South China Sea and its Kossor block in Uzbekistan without bidding, the Indian company said. 3. The Prakruthi Samrakshana Samithi, a leading environmental organisation here, has said that undiluted implementation of the Gadgil committee report is the only solution for the protection of the Western Ghats. 4. The death toll from two huge blasts caused by a leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city has risen to 44 with 166 injured in one the country’s worst industrial accidents of the year. 5. Viswanathan Anand era ends as Magnus Carlsen is new king of chess. Norway’s Magnus Carlsen taking the crown after a hard-fought draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Championship match. 6. The Reserve Bank of India ...
In the January 2014 issue of Yojana , Ritambhara Hebbar, an Associate Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai who has written several articles on tribes and also authored a book on Jharkhand titled “Ecology, Equity and Freedom” talks in her article “Reflections on Marginalization of Tribes in South India” about why the tribes and tribal issues are not at the forefront of social justice concerns in South India , the recent developments in the Western Ghats and the ensuing politics marginalizing tribal livelihoods. Also, B.K. Konwar, Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University, discusses in his article “Economic Sustainability of the Himalayan Ecosystem” the various ecological aspects of the Himalayan region such as biodiversity conservation, agriculture base, the fragile ecosystem, the mineral resource base, economy of the region and the Action Plan on Climate Change (APCC) for sustaining the regional ecosystem.
20-21 December 2013 – Daily Current Affairs Western-Ghats 1) The Ministry of Environment and Forests announced on 20 December 2013 that the ecologically-sensitive Western Ghats will remain off-bounds for mining, quarrying, sand mining and other industrial activities. This move comes after a high-level working group recommended that all destructive industrial activities, that include mining and thermal power plants, should be banned in the region. Who headed this group? – K. Kasturirangan, Member (Science), Planning Commission (The group recognised about 37% of the Western Ghats, covering about 60,000 square km, to be ecologically sensitive) 2) Two Indian peacekeepers working under the United Nations (UN) were killed when attackers stormed a UN base in an African country on 19 December 2013. This incident took place in which country which is presently undergoing through a huge round of violence and civil war? – South Sudan (This incident took place when about 2,000 rebels stormed a United Nations bas ...
Very recently, the environment minister passed an order which affected large sections of Kerala with over 30,000 Christians likely to be displaced in the Western Ghats. The entire Congress party including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ramesh Chennithala were up in arms and the order was rolled back just two days ago .
The Hindu [Delhi Edition]   International Affairs/Bilateral/Neighbourhood No retroactive immunity for Devyani [diplomatic row and Vienna convention] pg 1 The tragic situation of the Promised Land [west Asia peace process] pg 11 Oil driving South Sudan flare-up? [internal crisis in the new nation] pg 14   Polity/Law/Administration Centre moves apex court for review of section 377 [how review is done, rules and guidelines] pg 1 Public favours formation of govt says AAP [Government Issue in Delhi] pg 1 A cure worse than the malady? [Lokpal bill analysis, CBI] pg 10   Health CGHS not possible says health care providers [about the scheme and why not possible] pg 4   Internal Security and Defence Tejas an ideal replacement for MiG [induction, facts] pg 6   Space/Sci/Tech ISRO gearing up for space capsule recovery experiment [new programs] pg 9   Ecology/Environment Counting tigers more accurately [tiger conservation about?] pg 10 Western Ghats protection draft notification coming [the panel, report and co ...
TOP - 10 HEADLINES - 21.12.2013 * 1. Noting that development of a nation is fashioned by its technological power, Prez Mukherjee called upon engineers & scientists to leverage knowledge infrastructure. 2. Thirty years after it was conceived, India's indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas - the lightest military jet in its class - got initial operational clearance, paving the way for its induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF). 3. The government moved the Supreme Court with a review petition seeking re-examination of its verdict on Section 377 of IPC, reviving the penal provision making *** sex an offence punishable with life imprisonment. 4. Environment Ministry withdraws in-principle approval granted to Kasturirangan panel report prohibiting mining in Western Ghats. 5. Ivan Ivanov, a defender in Swiss club Basel, has won the 53rd "Best Bulgarian Football Player of The Year" award. 6. A sweeping defence Bill that authorises Pentagon spending has been passed by Congress, assuring funding through 2014 ...
Sapkal Knowledge Hub is situated in Kalyani Hills, amidst beautiful Anjaneri Hills, which are a part of Western Ghats (Sahyadri Ranges) on Nashik -- Trimabak...
The opposition to Western Ghats protection from Kerala's political parties is for just votes in the Christian belt of central Kerala.
The Kerala govt is repeating mistakes after mistakes through their ill-thought decisions on Western Ghats.
Going to finish a journey from western India to eastern india . which I started from a point somewhere in between western ghats hills named pune and now crossing eastern ghat hills. Need to spend 6 more hours to end this journey. Feeling awesome by experiencing 3 cultures of 3 different Indian communities!
dude he is not in goa.. He lives smewhr in western Ghats.. Whch noway is Goa.. 😁😁😁
The pull of the falls gets stronger: Arippara waterfalls, nestled in the lap of Western Ghats near...
The Western Ghats is a treasure trove of natural diversity
Aligning with Church for electoral reasons is in Congress partys dictionary
We are protesting as our lives would be affected if the Kastrurirangan panel report is implemented |
Saving the Western Ghats reaches the 'Land of Coconuts' Kerela. Tonight at 8:30.
Root extract of a plant endemic to the Western Ghats effective against viper venom
Root morphology and mycotrophy of Disperis neilgherrensis. (Orchidaceae) from Western Ghats, southern India: T...
Diverting Nethravati will have negative impacts on Western Ghats say conservationists.
they're trying to develop an antidote for Viper venom from that plant, seen in Western Ghats. :D
Swami Sharanam-just back from the annual pilgrimage to the holy adobe of Lord Ayyappa in the dense Western Ghats(Periyar Tiger Reserve)
True. I meant the ecosystem is not balanced as it should be given the natural diversity of the Western Ghats.
there are lot's of places for mammals. But a few places have the kind of biodiversity that the western ghats offer!
not any more? I've seen them all over the western ghats, but I saw the males for the first time in Agumbe...
They are slyly polarizing votes in south by crimes like in Kerela also Western Ghats case... Telengana issue.
Nilgiri Tahr: An endangered species of goat endemic to the Western Ghats in You can go for a mild trek...
T.S. Subramaniya Raja who fights tirelessly for the protection of the Western Ghats.
IAS Mains G.S PAPER-1 Q1. Though not very useful from the point of view of a connected political history of South India , the Sangam literature portrays the social and economic conditions of its time with remarkable vividness. Comment. 10 marks-200 words Q2a. Discuss the Tandava dance as recorded in the early Indian inscriptions. 5 marks, 100 words. Q2b. Chola architecture represents a high watermark in the evolution of temple architecture. Discuss. 5 marks, 100 words. Q3. Defying the barriers of age, gender and religion, the Indian women became the torch bearer during the struggle for freedom in India. Discuss. 10 marks-200 words Q4. Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom. 10 marks-200 words Q5. In many ways, Lord Dalhousie was the founder of modern India. Elaborate. 10 marks-200 words Q6. Critically discuss the objectives of Bhoodan and Gramdan movements initiated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave and their success. ...
Sources say that vested interests are spreading misconceptions about K Kasturirangan reports on western ghats. (1 of many)
The Soligas of Western Ghats combat monsoon sickness with leafy vegetables
Greens demands support for farmers to protect the western ghats. Wonderful position. It should break the deadlock.
Kerala Paristhiti Aikya Vedi moot support system for small farmers in Western Ghats...
People come from all over the world to climb the western ghats of India and I live 50 kilometers away? OH YEAH SATURDAY
Madhav Gadgil has made a very valid point about Western Ghats
Malshej Ghat. Nestled in the majestic peaks of the Western Ghats is the Malshej Ghat, a popular weekend getaway...
If a collector stands against illegal mining mafias, he would be transferred to an insignificant post immediately. We have seen such transfers a number of times. The writing on the wall is clear. No one can question any illegal activity, especially if it is done with the help of politicians in power. Rulers can transfer or dismiss any civil servant if he disobeys his elected masters. (Otherwise we should have officials like the character played by Mammootty in the film The King!). Illegal mining or quarrying is unstoppable in many parts of the state. If anyone breaks silence over this, he/she would be silenced again. The alarming level of quarrying has, of course, put the lives of people residing near the affected areas under risk. Nature is, too, affected by this. It is a question that what we need indeed a development of this kind or sustainable development. The Madhav Gadgil committee has recommended some control over human involvement in Western Ghats. We make derisive statements against Mr Gadgil fo ...
ATTRACTIONS IN WAYANAD . Wayanad, the green paradise is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, forming t…
Gadgil on economy of Western Ghats and beyond: Towards an economy of mutualism - The Hindu
View of western ghats from Hart point, Matheran (y)
Please support coservation of our pecious Flora and Fauna.Be in passionate love like Gangettan Thalavil towards these cute and heavenly angels.Help save our Western Ghats and it's unique eco-systems...Ee pranikaleyum chedikaleyum nassippichu avarude avasa vyavastha nassippichal chumma kaiyyum ketti irunnu kshamichennu parayan Daivathinu pattilla.Please protect the treasure house of bio-diversity,our Western Ghat Forests.Salute to Gangettan
Debates on conservation, a welcome spin-off of Western Ghats reports: Gadgil and Kasturirangan reports have...
Beauty is a small word to describe 'Coorg'. Situated on the Western Ghats in Karnataka, india
New bush frog species discovered from Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
What could IT do for the western ghats and the people live there other than helping the government to survey from top?
The forests of the Western Ghats are magnificent: those who are struggling to preserve them need our support
Gadgil on protection of Western Ghats: Towards an economy of mutualism - The Hindu
Don't miss a great seminar today at 12 by Assoc Prof Kartik Shanker:
Today I attended the 4th lecture of ‘Explorations into the Horizon of Faith’ conducted by Vichara, at Sophia Centre, Kottaym. Fr. Dr. K. M George made the presentation on the theme “Divine Economy and Human Economics”, in which he made a comment that ‘had government of India taken steps to protect the Western Ghats at least 50 years ago we (Keralite) wouldn’t have faced the present ecological crises’. Thank God, some church leaders are raising their voice for Western Ghats. And I am proud of my Bishop the Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, the first church leader who called for the implementation of Madhav Gadgil Committee report on Western Ghats.
Rahul to take up issue of panel report implementation in Western Ghats
EcoT Rahul Gandhi to take up Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats: The review meeting was attended by p...
Wayanad Wayanad District in the north-east of Kerala, India, was formed on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Kalpetta is the district headquarters as well as the only municipal town in the district. The region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya's land) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area.It is set high on the Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m. It is the least populous district in Kerala.According to archaeological evidence, the Wayanad forests have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Historians are of the view that human settlement existed in these parts for at least ten centuries before Christ. Much evidences of New Stone Age civilisation can be seen in the hills throughout the present day Wayanad ...
Shocking betrayal on Western Ghats - Madhav Gadgil writes an open letter to Kasturirangan
"The Torn Canvas Cloth " Forced by a compelling mood I reached the woods, Crossed many hurdles, jumped over several bushes , At last stood by the side of a boisterous forest brook, Placed my easel and took out my palette and brush, I was hit by the wild walking style of the water girl , It was flowing, running, walking, jumping and singing, My mind was moving with its various flowing styles , The mind blowing sloppy plateau of Western Ghats. Wild shrubs ,thorny bushes were adding attractions, My soul started to scribble several sweet sonnets , I was capturing the flow ,moves and the landscape, Slowly the landscape was blooming in the canvas , Suddenly I was disturbed by a crude cutting sound , Some base men were cutting a lovely forest tree, I lost my balance , I hit the canvas with my brush , Walked towards home with the torn canvas cloth. Poem by P. Babu Manoharan[Rights Reserved].
Malshej Ghat, Western Ghats range in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Incredible India
PRESERVE WESTERN GHATS* *Western Ghats occupies 5 % land of Our nation * 27% Biodiversity of entire Nation occupies in this region *Precious Ayurveda medical plants only in western ghat
FEW PAPER CUTS FROM TIMES OF INDIA ON WESTERN GHAT Experts and scientists have sounded a warning bell that the fragile Western Ghats in Shimoga ecosystem may turn into another Uttarkhand if the government continued to allow the cultivation of monoculture plantations and destruction of forest land. Gadgil's WGEEP had submitted a report on the protection of western ghats in August 30, 2011 and the central government kept under wraps till May 24, 2012. He said opening up cultural landscapes to development has spawned scams like the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining in Goa. "This (partitioning and opening to development) amounts to attempts to maintain oases of diversity in a desert of ecological devastation. Such fragmentation would lead, sooner, rather than later, to the desert overwhelming the oases," Gadgil stated. Gadgil sounded a warning that the approach of Kasturirangan's high level working group (HLWG) to reject a graded approach with a major role for grass-roots level inputs for safeguarding the ecolog ...
CHURCH RISES AGAINST SAVE-W GHATS REPORT The Catholic Church in Kerala has toughened its stand against recommendations of the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan committees for the protection of the Western Ghats and its ecology, saying that implementation of the proposals would put the farmers in the State’s high ranges into peril, including their massive displacement. A pastoral letter issued by Mar Mathew Anikkuzhikkattil, Bishop of the Idukki Diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church on Sunday and read out in all the parish churches under the diocese after the Sunday Mass asked farmers and people of the high ranges to deal with political parties and leaders supporting the panel reports in an organised manner. Observers interpret the stand of the Church, which has so far been supportive of the Congress-led UDF Government in Kerala, and the pastoral letter on Sunday as indications of a change in its approach towards the current regime and parties in it. The CPI(M)-led Opposition LDF has already held shutdowns in ...
That's why I accept Madhav Gadgil repot...quarry seen from ecologically sensitive areas of Western Ghats., Chathurangappara village..Idukki District...! how feel u..?
“In 2012, the Western Ghats was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Welcome ! The caves are excavated inside a picturesque and hilly ravine surrounded by forests. The forest area is home to select wildlife such as tiger, deer, wild boar, black bear, peacock, rabbit, mongoose, monkeys, etc. The particular stretches of the ghats (slopes of Deccan plateau) in which the caves are carved were named Indhya Mountains by the makers of Ajanta. Indhya is a part of the Sahayadri range of Western Ghats. Throughout the Deccan plateau the slopes of the ghats are home to a number of ancient monastic sites of India. A majority of rock-cut architecture is found on these slopes. The Deccan plateau was formed through volcanic eruptions in remote past. It was possible earlier for the visitors vehicle to go right up to the caves. However, all such vehicle must now stop at the tea-point developed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). From tea-point you will have to board the governments (diesel run) buses to reach to the cave site. Hotel New K. P. Park is situated 3 km from te ...
Muslim league's opposition to Madhav Gadgil report tell much about the stake the ir folkshave in mining and quarrying in the Western Ghats
Ecological controls on Western Ghats come into force
he Kurubas are an ancient forest tribe indigenous to the __? [A]Andaman and Nicobar islands [B]Western Ghats [C]Eastern Ghats [D]Western Himalayas
When the Jog falls beckon Jog is not limited to hosting India’s second highest falls. It also provides testimony to the foresight of a benevolent ruler and an able administrator in harnessing hydal power to light up the State. Nestled amidst nature that is beautifully dangerous, the region’s charm is eternal, vouches B V Prakash. Karnataka is indeed blessed with a major part of a long line of mountain ranges that form the Western Ghats. Running along the western coast parallel to the sea these mountainous tracts are where the south west Monsoon drains a copious rainfall enabling a dense growth of forests in the valleys. The greenery, the salubrious climate and a good watershed have all been conducive for the growth and sustenance of a great variety of flora and fauna which has earned the Western Ghats the distinction of being one of the top biodiversity hotspots of the world. A good number of rivers that originate in these mountains have not only been a lifeline for the people along their course but h ...
"WATER BODIES OF INDIA" India has around 14,500 km of inland navigable waterways.[30] There are twelve rivers which are classified as major rivers, with the total catchment area exceeding 2,528,000 km2 (976,000 sq mi).[14] All major rivers of India originate from one of the three main watersheds:[14] The Himalaya and the Karakoram ranges Vindhya and Satpura range in central India Sahyadri or Western Ghats in western India The Himalayan river networks are snow-fed and have a perennial supply throughout the year. The other two river systems are dependent on the monsoons and shrink into rivulets during the dry season. The Himalayan rivers that flow westward into Pakistan are the Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej.[31] The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghana system has the largest catchment area of about 1,600,000 km2 (620,000 sq mi).[32] The Ganges Basin alone has a catchment of about 1,100,000 km2 (420,000 sq mi).[14] The Ganges originates from the Gangotri Glacier in Uttarakhand.[31] It flows southeast, ...
The Western Ghats are naturally an important focus of sustainable development efforts. The protector of the Indian peninsula, the mother of the Godavari, Krishna, Netravathi, Kaveri, Kunthi, Vaigai and a myriad other rivers, Kalidasa likens the Western Ghats to a charming maiden; Agastyamalai is her head, Annamalai and Nilgiri the breasts, her hips the broad ranges of Kanara and Goa, her legs the northern Sahyadris. Once the lady was adorned by a sari of rich green hues; today her mantle lies in shreds and tatters. It has been torn asunder by the greed of the elite and gnawed at by the poor, striving to eke out a subsistence. This is a great tragedy, for this hill range is the backbone of the ecology and economy of South India. Yet, on the positive side, the Western Ghats region has some of the highest levels of literacy in the country, and a high level of environmental awareness. Democratic institutions are well entrenched, and Kerala leads the country in capacity building and empowering of Panchayat Raj ...
Current Affairs …October 2013. [For all comptitiv xams. Just "SHARE"] • Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize on 10 October 2013 for literature. • Top English Premier League side Liverpool on 16 October 2013 launched a residential football academy in Pune. • Hilary Clinton was awarded the first founders’ award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. • Arunendra Kumar was on 16 October 2013 appointed as Chairman of Railway Board (Ministry of Railways). • The Luminaries authored by Eleanor Catton became the longest ever book to win the Man Booker Prize 2013. Eleanor Catton, the New Zealand author, 28 years, became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013 for her novel The Luminaries. • A powerful typhoon Wipha on 16 October 2013 caused landslides and flooding on Izu Oshima Island, South of Tokyo. • The Enviornment ministry decided to turn approximately 60 square kilometres of the Western Ghats into an Ecologically Sensitive Area. • India signed an agreement with Finland on 15 ...
Which site in India is included in the WorldHeritage Site List in 2013 (a) Western Ghats (b) Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (c) Elephanta Cave (d) Hill Forts, Rajasthan
Originally, Tipu Sultan named the place Farookhabad. This name changed into Feroke by the British.It is also assumed that Tipu Sulthan used Feroke as his capital in Malabar. Remains of Fort built by Tipu Sulthan is still in Feroke with a long tunnel to river.Authorities are trying to preserve the Fort remains as historical importance. The old bridge at Feroke was built by the British in 1883. . old road bridge. the bridge was completed in 1888. Even now it is serviceable. It is said that British engineers has adopted a special method of filling its pillars with molten lead to add strength and flexibility. Feroke is the cradle of the tile industry in Kerala, especially Tile Industry. The rapid rivers from the Western Ghats after passing through forests carry the clay which is the raw-material for tiles, pottery and ceramic wares. There are more than a dozen tile factories in Feroke alone. Feroke is also well known for wood and Timber industries. Cheruvannur and Feroke are predominant industrial areas of Ko ...
*India was named after the River Indus. What is Indus called in Hindi? Sindhu. The Persian word for India, Hindustan, also comes from Sindhu. The Indus flows through a relatively small part of India, since much of the land drained by the river is now a part of Pakistan. *Which is the largest peninsular river in India? Godavari. Indian rivers are generally divided into two major groups - Himalayan rivers and peninsular rivers. The Godavari rises from the slopes of Western Ghats in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. It is approximately 1500 km long. *Punjab is the name of a state in both India and Pakistan. The name literally means "land of five rivers". Which of the following is not one of these five rivers? Indus. The five rivers - Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab, Sutlej and Beas are all tributaries of the River Indus. These rivers have made the whole Punjab region, including both Indian and Pakistani territories, very rich and fertile. *Which of the following is one of the few major Indian rivers that flow towards ...
The Western Ghats come alive in the rains. Pictures of Hill Stations Near Mumbai In the Rains ---
Weekend was nice. I spent two day in Western Ghats
Leader talk, TWTW, Journey thru the western Ghats of Karnataka, India positive. Who said new channels are boring?
'Igatpuri' Nature’s new address, Nestled in Western Ghats, unspoiled forested hill station.
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What spectacular rain and thunder(with awesome lighting ) only matched in memory by the monsoons in the western Ghats of India
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save Western Ghats should be more than 30mins. Its too short time
been trekking in the western ghats on quite a few occasions! Never met one though!
Western Ghats have the highest density of king cobras in the world.
Boulders are always nice. Maybe he is finally taking to Geography. -shrug- Usko Western Ghats dikha. :p xD
The western ghats in Maharashtra is known as...?
opened up on June 1. It is still raining non-stop in my village, all over Western Ghats.Best Monsoon in recent times.
Saving Western Ghats was absolutely superb. Dealing with real animals surely better than trying to stop Bucks here!!
IBN's show on western ghats is absolutely brilliant. So informative and thought provoking.
its on at 12 noon and 9.30 pm today. Today on saving western ghats we take you to wondrous ktaka. Nature's magic
also try and re-telecast western ghats episodes on Sundays
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wonderful programme on Saving Western Ghats by Bahar Dutt. More coverage for such issues needed at all levels.
Bahar Dutt's, Barkha's sister, Saving the Western Ghats is pretty good. Wish they did more documentaries like this.
Goa Foundation files affidavit in SC. Says 50 percent of mines are in ecologically sensitive areas of western ghats.
Been driving up and down always, crossing the beautiful western ghats into Kerala. First time in train. Waiting for morning !
Naxals and western ghats go hand in hand.
3 weeks ago it was and next two days it's Western Ghats!
Forest Advisory Committee does not clear a dam project in Western Ghats of Nashik affecting nearly 1000 hectares of land, in the absence of…
Climate Change in Western Ghats and the destructive development in fragile regions
This monsoon, experience the rich biodiversity in the rainforests of the Western Ghats with your camera. Learn...
Kerala is nestled between the Western Ghats and the Lakshadweep Sea. The state has a total coastline of 590 km.
Prof. Madhav Gadgil on Western Ghats Ecology letter to karturirangan via
Strobilanthes kunthiana, shrub in the shola grasslands of the Western Ghats in India above 1800 metres
Yes !! though i could not make up to kodachadri (Western Ghats) but soon trip logs and video will be shared from current trip
In almost all temples in coastal and Malnad (western Ghats) of karnataka meals are served free for one and all
Exploring the wet western ghats and See the full at
Treks in western ghats visiting different forts
Need for people's movement to conserve western ghats stressed: There is a need to start people's movement to c...
sir good 2 c ur concern about western ghats what about saving Indian families harased from legal terrorism.Do…
The elephant intrusions into the villages are a major threat to Villages close to western ghats. When will the govt react practically???
We can hear petitions on Western Ghats: Tribunal. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday passed an order...
Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India.
How about the western ghats in Karnataka.
I would like to drive to western ghats and do compete with other SUV and show them where they are lacking
yes almost 300mm in a day. Western ghats foothills received. Rivers swelled consequently.
Want to take the to the Western Ghats and witness the sight of the sunset :)
;( The western ghats has created a wedge between the two peoples in terms of progressive ideas as well !
I'll take my Nissan 4 a discovery of secret heavens,in Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Aah! peace of mind,exuberance :)
Trust me I belong to your category only, but was trying to promote the western ghats :-) very honestly
TB dam filled with lot of silt. Western ghats facing similar issues. Govt in sleep mode.
The mesmerizing land of Periyar is located in the high ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala. It i...
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The Kumbharli Ghat is a mountain pass in Maharashtra, India cutting across the Western Ghats range. It connects the coastal Ratnagiri District Konkan region of Maharashtra with the Satara District Desh region on the Deccan plateau.
I will take it to western ghats becoz it will be a wonderful drive with this beauty
Would love to go on a Western Ghats road trip
These programs shall begin from July and go on till November. In July we have Madhav Gadgil (Western Ghats ecologist) -/3
Its raining heavily along the western ghats. Very much tempted to go there.
The most beautiful place I have put my foot in is _!!
by capturing panorama pics of The Western Ghats
'Plantations will turn Western Ghats into Uttarakhand’ - The New Indian Express via
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'Plantations will turn Western Ghats into Uttarakhand’ warn IISc scientists
Why is Anand City Famous? The city of Anand is famous for being the Milk Capital of India. The milk revolution and establishment of Amul Dairy have brought the city to the limelight. Anand is home to Anand Agricultural University and the National Dairy Development Board of India. The city is also renowned for Karamsad and Vallabh Vidhyanagar, which is an academic community in the city. The city has witnessed speedy economic development in areas like Karamsad Road and Anand Vallabh Vidya Nagar. Anand is on the right course to getting the status of a Municipal Corporation with the annexation of different neighboring rural areas such as Lambhvel, Chikhodra, Bakrol, V. V Nagar, Mogri and others. Geographical features of Anand The geographical coordinates of the city of Anand are 22.57° North and 72.93° east.? The mean altitude of the city is 127 feet or 39 meters. The city encompasses a land area of 22.7 sq km or 8.8 sq miles. The metropolitan region of the city covers 172 sq km which incorporates 25 villag ...
Impact of Unesco tag on Western Ghats hard to find - The Times of India
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In terrains of western ghats in rain, in train!!!
Western Ghats also under threa it is no ordinary ecosystem.They constitute the water tower of peninsular India
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Any "development" in fragile eco systems be it Himalayas or Western Ghats is the "biggest disaster"
we been there with eucalyptus and the Nilgiris in the western ghats
The Western Ghats is the next big disaster in the making, Lavasa.
Stuck in the middle of Western Ghats (goa2mumbai), as the water has over taken the bridge.
Doodh Sagar is located in the altitude of approximately 650m as about 2100 ft above sea level in the Western Ghat. This place is surrounded by heavy wooded finest ever green forest & clean, fresh wester hles, rivers & water falls. Rainfall is app 210". The forest is rich in spices curry leaves in wild like peppper bay leaves cinnamon, cocoyam, shikakai etc. And it is also known for rare Ayurvedic herbs. The only approach is by train only .Nearest main station is Castle Rock, which is 14 kms from that water falls, But every train will stops (un-officially ,which we cant find that station during bookig) for 2 minutes. We traveled from Londa by Ernakulam Express ,(only Sundays) departs Londa At 9.15 AM and reaches doodh sagar station at 10.30 AM . If you have luck, you can go by goods train also. For return journey , you should catch the train Nizamuddin Express which comes at 5PM and reaches londa at 6.30. This is only and last train ,, if you missed it, you have to stay there at night. For much more ...
Did you catch Rick Stein tasting Kerala Pepper last night ? (The Western Ghats is...
is the Queen of Hill Stations located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m. with Us...
Kudlu-Theertha Falls- A day off in the midst of the Western Ghats
Western ghats have the largest number of King cobras in the entire world ! Wanna go trekking anyone ?
Thank you, one of the prime reasons I love Western Ghats so much! :)
13 Pictures of Clouds beneath my feet in Western Ghats!
you mean Coorg or which place? All these hilly places in the state belong to western ghats only..
Nature’s Best Combination: West coast & the Monsoon I’m writing this small note after finishing my two amazing years in the forever young town called Manipal. As I’m heading to North, I realized it’s so hard to leave this terrain of India. These Dark hills of West coast have so much to share, serene forest, superb water falls, glossy green fields and the amazing back waters attracts me to move closer and indulge with them like a toddler. Coastal wind which carries aroma of wet rain is appealing me to stay here forever. The grey plateaus, fresh water splashes and the fascinating mist over them is view of lifetime. I found it incredible, God’s ultimate creation. Make Voyages! Attempt them…...there is nothing else. "We are all visitors to time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to explore, to learn, to grow, to love…. and then we return home.’’ Bye Manipal. Be amazing.
I have been to the Western Ghats. . Why does everything I type in innocence sound dodgy?
So was their popularity of these TV Serials that once a group of ladies protested in Mumbai because a character named Mihir in KSBKBT had been killed.
Chapter Two How deep his wound was he could not realize as his anger was stronger than the feeling of pain. When his anger would drop down to zero point, his pain would well up, and flood his heart. Would his anger burn his heart, his love to ashes? Would his pain make him come back to her overflowing the blocking stones? Would he be blocked by the stones? Or bounced back somewhere between ash and pain? Only time could say for sure. Bilas got on the crowded bus like a western storm through the open window, stepping over the helper. He squeezed through the people to find a little room to set his foot, held the rod, and hung like a helpless monkey nowhere to go. His little finger hurt while he was holding the rod. It was red and swollen. It took some seconds to make out why. The blow on her check was severe and violent. He felt sorry. Enough is enough, he thought. This chapter is closed forever. He could not let his life wander through sad smoky days. His life must not be tethered to the gloomy past. He wa ...
Let's get to know each other more.I will go name is Collette I am a wife and Mum of 3 girls and 1 boy! (Miss 11, Miss almost 9 and Master and Miss 2 1/2 year old twins) . My entire family eat additive free due to our personal choice and also to the fact that it helps my Miss 8 with her behavioural issues. No one in my family is allergic to anything except for me. I am majorly intolerant to: Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Tomato, Mushrooms, Peas, All berries, All melons, Grapes, Bananas, Pork, Red Kidney Beans, Preservatives, Additives and flavours (I avoid numbers in general for myself) In moderation I can eat: eggs, nuts, coconut, salmon, lentils, sesame seeds, garlic and olives. Your turn.
Q5: The western ghats in Maharashtra is known as...?. 1. Nilgiris. 2. Sahyadris. 3. Cardamon Hills. 4.
Athirappilly Waterfalls Athirappilly, the enchanting falls in Kerala, are often referred to as the Niagara Falls of India. It is situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats They come falling down from a height of 80 feet. This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. The beauty of Athirappilly waterfalls have been used as a location for several Indian films Balachander's Tamil movie, "Punnagai Mannan", starring Kamal Haasan, Revathy and Rekha Mani Ratnam's Hindi movie "Dil Se",starring Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta Mani Rathnam's "Raavan (Hindi version)/Raavanan (Tamil version)" starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Prithviraj, Priyamani Raj Kapoor's Hindi movie "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", starring Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor Mani Ratnam's "Guru", starring Aishwarya Rai Tamil film "Iruvar", starring Mohanlal and Madhoo Tamil film "Mudhalvan", starring Arjun and Manisha Koirala and many other songs ...
How I miss the western ghats man... nothing in Delhi that even comes close...
The Nilgiri Bio-Reserve was established in the year 1986,as the first biosphere in India. It is located in the Western Ghats.
she --->was busy in the Western Ghats when Congress forcibly shutdown Ramdev's shivirs in
+ Splendid images of teeming life in the Western Ghats
New Brunswick Mainly overcast conditions are being reported across the province this morning. Bathurst has light rainshowers. Saint John and St. Leonard are foggy while Moncton is partly cloudy. Temperatures are mild with the highest being 18°C in Moncton, Bouctouche and Bathurst. The lowest is 12°C at Point Lepreau. The southwest winds are light although Mechanic Settlement is reporting gusts to 30 km/h. Cloud, fog, drizzle and isolated showers are on the morning menu today. The forecast is looking encouraging with skies expected to become variably cloudy by afternoon although there will be chance of a shower and risk of a thundershower. Rainfall accumulations could amount to1 to 3 mm, with higher amounts in localized showers. Mainly cloudy conditions will return tonight. Temperatures this afternoon will be 24°C to 27°C in the south except in Saint John where 18°C is forecast. In northern areas the thermometer should reach 23°C to 25°C. Overnight lows will range from 15°C to 18°C, slightly coole ...
From Western Ghats to Andamans we are playing a greedy, losing game (june 6 article) Posting in backdrop
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Capturing the monsoon in the Western Ghats, One of the world's most diverse havens of biodiversity.
Western Ghat is much more beautiful than i heard abt it. Early morning bird's singing, waterfall's music and cloud's gentle touch made this experience unforgettable...
The biggest Road trip of my life finally ended a complete 1394 kms of driving frm dwd to kuke subramanya along charmude ghats into the clouds,heavy rain,into the forest to the tip of charmudi montain to the clean n purist place dharmastala to side way of western ghat section towards kudremuka to sringeri into the streams n finally to the highly furnish beautiful sculpturs of belur,helabidu along wid tunga & badra sangam @ kudli Perfectly shaped Coffee n tea estats of chikkamangalore Cnt frgt those scenaries along the way Driving
Mahendragiri peak is situated in the- A. Eastern ghat B. western Ghat C. Shiwaliks D. Aravalli
On the windward side of the Western Ghats of Kerala there are a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations:
When world is busy blaming God, destiny and nature for recent natural calamities, some students, researchers are trying to study the scientific reasons behind them and explanation they give is quite disturbing. Encroachment done by humans over nature is one big reason. Diverted, blocked, and polluted flow of rivers. Construction on top of rivers, water flows is big concern. Lavasa, Amby Valley like projects where very big natural structures are altered are most vulnerable to such calamities. Big cities like pune Mumbai have already committed big atrocities on nature but Western ghat like eco sensitive areas are still within reach but under the name of so called development and to serve interest of few powerful we are destructing our own future.
Slow train across the Western Ghats to Bangalore. Such a delightful, pretty ride this is turning out to be :)
Act on the Western Ghats to prevent another tragedy. My story: Grumbling over the Ghats | Cover Story
There is a strong but inconclusive theory that the Western Ghats of India contributed to extinction of dinosaurs. fact
The air conditioner in my truck went out this morning. I thought I could tuff it out until shift change but I couldn't do it. The mechanics at our shop jumped on it and had me going a couple of hours later. Works like a brand new one!
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