|Badlands are the landscapes that are deeply dissected and are hummocky in appearance. As the name implies, they are "bad" lands, not suitable for any economic activities. However, due to their dynamic nature and reclaimed as agricultural land by farmers, such landscapes demand attention from the earth scientists from all across the globe. These badlands are found along the river banks and pediment zones of Pravara Basin in Maharashtra. They have been the focus of my research for the past twenty years. I propose to study similar landscapes of larger magnitude which are found extensively in North and South Dakota in USA. With these data, I shall highlight similarities and differences in the morphology, sedimentology and land surface processes of two geographic regions – Deccan Trap in India and North America.