Striking photos from NASA show that the Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, has shrunk to its smallest size in modern history. Dwindling water stocks follow more than five decades of humans siphoning from the rivers that feed the sea and a recent summer that was hotter and drier than usual.
MaangTikka is a hair accessory held by a hook at the centre parting of the hair, with the pendant falling on the center of the forehead. The point where it falls is believed to be the ajna chakra, which in Sanskrit means “to know or perceive”. The chakra is represented by two petals signifying the holy union of the male and female elements on a spiritual, physical and emotional level.