This monograph is based on the author's own research work and his research based lectures and seminars and public lectures and is meant to initiate the reader into research in Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). The book contains research on more theoretical physical lines and does not boast of mathematical rigor unlike conventional LQG. It urges the reader towards precise and physically viable and verifiable thinking. The duality of time in physical theory both quantum mechanical and quantum gravitational is the crowning achieving of this work. A quantum Yang-Mills gauge theory of gravity is exemplified in terms of the conventional SU(2) gauge theory. The problem of the mass gap is also considered and the gap is estimated. Planckian phenomenology is discussed and predictions made. The work is centered on time and then the classic result of Ashoke Sen of stretched horizons for the physically unrealistic Extremal Blackholes is extended to that of isolated horizons of the physically real arbitrary blackholes. The book contains many more fruitful ideas for the budding physicist to think and research and totally worth a buy.