I am copying here a happy announcement by Prof Michel Danino and an equally happy acknowledgement by Dr S Kalyanaraman,both of whom are very well known to Medhavis:
Best wishes for success with ongoing projects.
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Dear All,You may have seen the happy news of Dholavira’s recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Credit goes to Archaeological Survey of India for working through the long process of inscription, and to Prabhakar in particular for preparing the massive report that ASI submitted to UNESCO.Our Archaeological Sciences Centre has conducted several projects at Dholavira, including an aerial multi-sensor drone survey of the site (for ASI, which used some of the imagery in its report), a study of the stone bead-drilling techniques, of ceramics and microlithic tools excavated from Dholavira, of the metrology behind its town-planning, and a Ground Penetrating Radar study at a few locations. Currently, two projects are running: a study of Dholavira’s faunal remains and a DST-funded project (with our colleagues in Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering, besides in PRL) studying the impact of sea level fluctuations, climate change or tectonic activity on Dholavira’s decline. A couple more projects are being formulated and will be submitted soon.Best regards,Michel
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After R & D and technical management experience of over three decades in petroleum and organic chemical industry, have been devoting the past fifteen years to the study of Tamil and Sanskrit classics, including dharmic works and doing some serious translation work. Have been a significant contributor to the medha journal almost since its inception upto 2013 and expect to continue my association with it.