Meningitis outbreak forced to close the British district

Published on April 15, 2020 Ahmedabad: A major outbreak of a disease, apprehension of spread among the authorities and citizens alike, discussions to arrest its spread and finally restricting the movement of the citizens – the description reads like Covid-19 but in fact, it was the highlight of 1936 outbreak of meningitis in British-era Kaira … Continue reading Meningitis outbreak forced to close the British district

Glacial river fed Dholavira in Greater Rann of Kutch: Study

Publication date: January 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: A study of archaeological evidences dating back to 3,800-5,500 years before present era at Dholavira, India's biggest excavated Harappan site, has presented a classic case of how climate change can increase future drought risks as predicted by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says a team of top researchers … Continue reading Glacial river fed Dholavira in Greater Rann of Kutch: Study

Precarious heritage: Tottering structures leave 3 dead, 19 injured

AHMEDABAD: In this monsoon season, three deaths have been caused by structural collapse in the Walled City areas and 19 people have been injured. Most have sustained head injuries. While Sujal Panchal, 5, a resident of Mandvi ni Pol, died on Thursday afternoon, Raju Thakor, 40, a resident of Fatasha ni Pol, died early on … Continue reading Precarious heritage: Tottering structures leave 3 dead, 19 injured

Gujarat’s first movers in social reform

AHMEDABAD: The social reforms and addressing issues such as untouchability and eradication of caste practices in Gujarat is generally seen as having become prominent in the 20th century. However, inspired by the reformative movement in early 19th century, many scholars, then known as 'sakshar', started public debates on a number of social issues and wrote more than … Continue reading Gujarat’s first movers in social reform