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August 15 marks a significant day for India. Celebrating its 74th anniversary of independence from the British colonial rule, the day serves as a...

Charcoal: A Healing Wonder from the Ashes

Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) The story of charcoal cannot be nailed down to any civilisation, continent or century. A myriad...

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