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2013-06-03 23:04:43

Greener Pastures, a sustainable tourism company based in Northeastern India, has launched two very exotic tours this summer from June to September, which provide travelers a chance to experience India's beloved monsoon season in the lush green tea plantations of Assam and in the verdant hills of Meghalaya, the planet's rainiest place. Dibrugarh, Assam (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 As the summer season is when the Indian subcontinent receives bountiful and godsent rainfall in the form of the...

2011-11-18 02:49:21

A cosmic one-two punch of colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes likely caused the mass-extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period that is famous for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to two Princeton University reports that reject the prevailing theory that the extinction was caused by a single large meteorite. Princeton-led researchers found that a trail of dead plankton spanning half a million years provides a timeline that links the mass...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By Andrew Buncombe Delhi Notebook TWO YEARS ago, the Indian town of Shillong broke the record for the largest numbers of rock drummers to play together. Last year it won a similar record for the most guitarists, when 1,730 picked up their instruments and strummed. Meanwhile, every year there is a Bob Dylan festival. This former British hill station in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, fragrant with the scent of pine and blessed with cool breezes, is known as the town that rocks....

2008-06-26 00:02:29

By Somini Sengupta SHILLONG: Lou Majaw wore his signature skin-tight shorts. His long gray hair hung like dirty threads around his face. Eyes closed in prayer, a guitar cupped in arms, he strummed the chords to 'Blowin' in the wind'. Happy birthday, Bob Dylan, wherever you are, he began, standing on a stage in a near-empty church hall on an overcast Saturday afternoon. God bless you, and thanks for everything that you've done. For the past 35 years, Majaw, 61, and one of India's...

2007-10-23 19:31:16

GAUHATI, India -- Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150...

2006-06-02 01:50:03

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Two more Indian states have banned cinema screenings of the controversial "The Da Vinci Code," doubling the number of regions to have passed such orders after protests by minority Christians. Authorities in southern Andhra Pradesh state and Meghalaya in the Christian-dominated northeast blocked the film late on Thursday. Two other states, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, had earlier banned the film. The Andhra Pradesh government said many groups, including...

2005-09-30 07:24:42

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian police shot dead six student protesters on Friday when a demonstration over college facilities turned violent in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, officials and police said. Police said they opened fire after students tried to break through bamboo barricades during their illegal protest and attacked policemen in Tura, nearly 400 km (250 miles) west of the state capital Shillong. "Six people have been killed in police firing this morning,"...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.