Tag: Andaman

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  • Dearly paid for initiative

    Dearly paid for initiative

    Chital, I think, are the most adaptable of our animals. Other deer, even other herbivores like blackbuck, chowsingha and gaur, are not able to change their habits to suit new and less congenial circumstances, but the fast-breeding chital is. For this reason, one needs to think twice, and twice again, before introducing this loveliest of …

    February 11, 2018
  • Andaman limestone caves: Enchanting journey into the unknown

    Andaman limestone caves: Enchanting journey into the unknown

    Beckoning tourists with their intricate mineral formations amid the tropical wilderness of the Baratang island, the age-old limestone caves here testify to the variety of the Andaman archipelago, otherwise famed for its pristine beaches, fascinating coral reef, historical monuments and adventure sports. Baratang lies around 100 kilometres north of Port Blair, the capital, and around …

    December 7, 2017
  • ‘They know not what they do’

    ‘They know not what they do’

    My first experience of the wonders of the undersea world was a short diving holiday spent in the Andaman Islands. Mask and snorkel in tow, I entered a cocoon of swaying, ever-moving creatures whose continued study will probably reveal the hidden secrets of our own fragile origins. The huge purple-lipped clam, opening and shutting its …

    May 24, 2017
  • Travel tales

    Travel tales

    A correspondent writes: It was George Bernard Shaw who wrote ‘I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.’ A collection of travelogues put together by Baranrekha, a little magazine has some pieces whose refrain GBS would have supported had he gone through them. At the same time, the rest would have met with stern …

    September 25, 2016
  • State budget utilisation goes up

    State budget utilisation goes up

    Odisha state budget utilization during the current financial year has gone up to around Rs.16202 crore by the end of August, 2016 compared to the expenditure of Rs.12,589 cr during the same period of last fiscal year, said official sources here.  The fund utlization was discussed at a meeting of all secretaries chaired by chief …

    September 15, 2016