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#AlBeruniRadius initiative is commendable. However, has to be approached with great sensitivity & sense. Else it too will turn into a dump. My 2 cents why. On a lovely spring day 5 yrs ago I hiked up Nandana hill with a cousin. The hills are steep, stark & riddled with scree 1/
wild vegetation & boulders. Approaching it, there's a lovely little village with ber & date palm orchards, large banyans & clear water channels. The hike takes one along a seasonal spring, lush vegetation & dense thickets. The climb up not tough but the winding path overgrown 2/
At the top are crumbling remains of a temple/fort walls. Panoramic views of surrounding country. Pathways of various armies & conquerors. It was here that Al-Beruni said to have calculated circumference of earth. I was enthralled! But essential to celebrate not just as Islamic 3/
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