Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Thar Desert


Delhi: Dust storm from Thar desert added to pollution woes

November 15, 2021 11:05 am

Dust storms originating as far away as Iran are known to adversely impact Delhi’s air quality, as was seen in 2017.

India hosted youngest populations of 'Acheulean' human ancestors: study

October 06, 2021 5:50 pm

The study illuminates the environmental conditions that allowed Acheulean populations to thrive at the margins of the monsoon in the Thar Desert until at least 177,000 years ago.

IIT Jodhpur launches initiative to conserve, restore Thar desert

September 08, 2021 1:05 pm

The Thar desert has been one of the largest natural laboratories for evolving innovative 'designs' that ensures adaptation and survival of its constituent species.

Gas leak in Thar: Efforts on to plug well

October 15, 2015 12:15 am

The broach occurred during a 'workover' — industry jargon for repair interventions —at Oil India Ltd’s Dandewala well in Jaisalmer.

The desert inflicts an incomprehensible influence on me: Alfredo de Stefano

November 03, 2014 12:45 pm

The arid land of the world has been a muse for photographer Alfredo de Stefano for years now.

Solar power: Govt to target arid regions to produce electricity

September 22, 2013 1:34 am

In particular,the Thar desert and the Kutch have been identified.

Tea Cup Inspirations

April 29, 2012 6:57 am

For 25-year-old Delhi-based photographer Ankit Goel,a chai tapri is his most interesting muse.

Greening the Desert

March 25, 2012 2:17 am

It's taught them means to pursue new livelihoods,fed dreams and changed fortunes. The Indira Gandhi canal will remain closed for three months starting next week for extensive repair work. Since it became functional two decades ago,and made arid lands hospitable,a lot has changed in the way residents of north and western Rajasthan perceive life in the desert. A look at why it remains the lifeline in the region.