‘Tribal wisdom could have prevented Australian bushfire’

Published on February 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: The devastating bushfire in 2019-20 in Australia affected 1.86 lakh sq km, killing close to 100 crore animals and burning 6,000-odd houses - making global headlines for its effect on environment and the biosphere. "Several areas have lost 80-85% of its flora and fauna. The bushfire could have been … Continue reading ‘Tribal wisdom could have prevented Australian bushfire’

When artisans read seasonal colour forecast!

Published on January 28, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Prakash Vegda, a quilt (dhabla) weaver from Balej, 40km from Veraval in Gir Somnath district, had not heard about colours such as Sugar Almond, Dark Cheddar, Bluestone or Eden before he came to National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Gandhinagar earlier this month. “We work predominantly with brown … Continue reading When artisans read seasonal colour forecast!

Discipline outpaces textbook, students write new one

Published on January 26, 2020 AHMEDABAD: When Arun Nandewal, a 2018-20 batch PGP student at IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), and his batchmates searched for textbooks on product management in India, they found just one. It was a book by IIT-Madras alumnus.  So Nandewal and 20 batchmates decided to write a textbook themselves, incorporating the latest developments in … Continue reading Discipline outpaces textbook, students write new one

Malnutrition in urban areas arresting dental growth?

Published on February 12, 2020 Ahmedabad: What can teeth reveal about a person? A lot — if the examiner is a dentist or a forensic odontologist. A study conducted by a researcher from Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), claimed that the dental growth, one of the parameters of a child’s overall well-being, was found to … Continue reading Malnutrition in urban areas arresting dental growth?

Gujarat: Covid-19 scare gives biometric attendance thumbs down

Published on March 14, 2020 The hi-tech biometric attendance system appears to have failed the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hygiene test.  With health guidelines insisting on avoiding touching oft-handled surfaces, many institutions have dusted out their attendance registers for staff to sign and mark their attendance instead of risk of picking up virus from the … Continue reading Gujarat: Covid-19 scare gives biometric attendance thumbs down