An anthropomorphic figure has been discovered among the prehistoric petroglyphs (rock engravings) on the Thovari hills near Edakkal caves in the Wayanad district of Kerala.
This is the first time an anthropomorphic figure, a recurring motif of pre-historic rock arts sites in the world, has been reported from the site.
As climate change continues to impact socio-economic life of people in the Sunderbans, researchers have called for ensuring supply of fresh sweet water to the island along with other adaptation strategies for saving the mangrove tress, people and the unique biodiversity of the region.
Mumbai-based author-journalist Cyrus Mistry won the prestigious DSC prize for South Asian literature for 2014 here on Saturday for his bookChronicle of a Corpse Bearer on the painful lives of members of the small Zoroastrian community of corpse carriers. The prize, comprising $50,000, , was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival here.