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Among the digital recreations by illustrator Nikhil Shinde is the famous dancing girl from Harappa. She even gets her feet back, and on her ankles are elaborate ghungroos.(Courtesy: Vaanarsena Studios)
Among the digital recreations by illustrator Nikhil Shinde is the famous dancing girl from Harappa. She even gets her feet back, and on her ankles are elaborate ghungroos.(Courtesy: Vaanarsena Studios)

Icons recast: Meet the artist breathing life into the Indus Valley

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:30 PM IST
An illustrator in Mumbai is turning 5,000-year-old sculptures into digital art. Could this lead to a whole animation series starring characters from Harappa and Mohenjo-daro?
Lead researcher Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty at the excavation site of the Indus Valley Civilisation settlement in Gujarat.(HT)
Lead researcher Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty at the excavation site of the Indus Valley Civilisation settlement in Gujarat.(HT)

Dairy production in India began during Indus Valley civilisation

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The study, published in the journal Nature, led by Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto Mississauga, dates dairy production to 2500 BCE.
Lead researcher Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty at the excavation site of the Indus Valley Civilisation settlement in Gujarat.(Photo courtesy:Kalyan Sekhar ChakrabortyL)
Lead researcher Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty at the excavation site of the Indus Valley Civilisation settlement in Gujarat.(Photo courtesy:Kalyan Sekhar ChakrabortyL)

Indus valley had dairy production way back in 3rd millennium BCE

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 12:00 PM IST
This is the first time it’s been proved scientifically that dairy production was in place in the Indus Valley civilization in 2500 BCE, and the earliest known evidence of dairy production.
(HT file photo)
(HT file photo)

Poonch project to explore Indus Valley links

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 05:21 AM IST
The Poonch excavation, and another in Masol in Chandigarh’s Mohali district, are two projects which were given additional permission for excavation and exploration for the 2019-20 field season by the ASI’s apex advisory body, the Central Advisory Board of Archaeology (CABA).
A tome on media and entertainment, a book on a great contemporary actor, and translations of religious poetry -- all that on HT Picks this week!(HT Team)
A tome on media and entertainment, a book on a great contemporary actor, and translations of religious poetry -- all that on HT Picks this week!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 07:03 PM IST
This week’s list of good reads includes a serious volume on media and entertainment in India, an account of one of the best actors of his generation, and translations of religious poetry
The four pillars have been constructed at a budget of around ₹4 crore.(HT PHOTO)
The four pillars have been constructed at a budget of around ₹4 crore.(HT PHOTO)

Pillars depicting ancient history erected at IIT Ropar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Bahadurjeet Singh, Rupnagar
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Each facade carries carvings of unique stories built around central figures of the Indus Valley Civilisation
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Greater Noida, September 9, 2019(AFP)
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Greater Noida, September 9, 2019(AFP)

The stepchild of the Rio Earth Summit may finally get its due

By Arunabha Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Desertification ended ancient civilisations. The world is facing the same threat. The Delhi meet offers a plan
One of the biggest contributions of India to the world is the knowledge of Yoga, now accepted internationally by the United Nations (UN) and the world. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the day of Summer Solstice (June 21) since 2014.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
One of the biggest contributions of India to the world is the knowledge of Yoga, now accepted internationally by the United Nations (UN) and the world. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the day of Summer Solstice (June 21) since 2014.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Rediscovering the ancient practice of Yoga for the future generations

By Shikha Jain
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:40 AM IST
The earliest evidence of Yoga is recorded on the Harappan seals of the Indus Valley or the Sindhu-Saraswati Civilisation by renowned archaeologist John Marshall in the early 20th century.
Mohenjo Daro starred Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead.
Mohenjo Daro starred Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead.

On Ashutosh Gowariker’s birthday, in defence of his controversial Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro

Hindustan Times | By Nivedita Mishra
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 04:12 PM IST
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker deserves our respect for the audacity of his imagination, when it comes to his film, Mohenjo Daro. On his birthday today, here’s revisiting the Hrithik Roshan starrer.
Karl Martin bought the jar at a car-boot sale with another pot for £4, was told of its antiquity by a colleague at the local auctioneers, Hansons.(Hansons Auctioneers)
Karl Martin bought the jar at a car-boot sale with another pot for £4, was told of its antiquity by a colleague at the local auctioneers, Hansons.(Hansons Auctioneers)

Toothbrush holder in bathroom turns out to be a jar from Indus Valley civilisation

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:44 PM IST
Antiquities expert James Brenchley said the object was an Indus Valley civilisation pottery jar dating back to 1900 BC.
Enduring mystery: Mohenjo Daro, one of many large pieces in the puzzle that is Indian ancestry.(Flickr Vision/Getty Images)
Enduring mystery: Mohenjo Daro, one of many large pieces in the puzzle that is Indian ancestry.(Flickr Vision/Getty Images)

Review: Who We Are And How We Got Here by David Reich

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:11 PM IST
David Reich’s new book concludes there was definitely a large migration from Central Asia to India and suggests that those with ANI (Ancestral North Indian) genes are descended from migrants from the Steppes
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