Visions of dancers dressed up in all their ‘red-orange’ finery had intrigued me ever since I saw their pictures taken by my fellow photographers. So colorful and so lively was how I had always perceived them. Dancing and swaying to … Continue reading My rendezvous with a living Goddess: Theyyam 2019 !
Tamil Nadu is well known for all the colorful temples that are on offer from the days of yore. Many powerful dynasties have flourished in it’s folds and have left long lasting impressions that will exist forever if preserved well. … Continue reading Indian ruralscapes : A temple tour inside Tamil Country
It was a bit of a chilly mid-September evening by the time we arrived in Leh from Manali. We had seen drastic changes in weather that … Continue reading Ladakh Diaries: Leh, Nubra and the drive in between !
I’d like to keep my words at a minimum in this article, coz that’s how our journey was for the most part. We kept mum and enjoyed the bounty that nature threw at us throughout the trip ! A new … Continue reading Picture-Postcards from a picture-postcard trip: Manali to Leh in September
The wind howls outside and keeps shaking up my tent, even as I try to fall asleep at 12,500 ft. I am huddled together with 2 of my comrades (!); one snores by while the other seems to be getting … Continue reading In the footsteps of a great sage perhaps – The Bhrigu Lake Trek up in the Himalayas !
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”, so said an inspiring fellow not very long ago, and nowhere is this more true in Southern India than on the Malayali bhumi. Coz when it … Continue reading Athirappilly Falls and more – That Kerala Monsoon !
Mind you, this one is only for the architecturally and historically inclined ! You won’t find anything else here apart from a lot of beautifully carved rocks and temples. And yet, the abundance of it all will enthrall a like … Continue reading Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal: Treasure Troves of early Deccan Art and Architecture !
“A bus stop, really ??”. This was my first reaction as soon as I alighted from my Bangalore night-ride, and even as I set foot on … Continue reading Agumbe Diaries: To Malgudi days and back !
That pretty much sums up this not-so-popular, but nevertheless a decent, worth-exploring weekend destination near Bangalore. An odd 160 kms drive, with cleanly paved roads all the way, and the GPS to guide you ( Kanakapura Road ); the view … Continue reading A temple on top, and a jungle below – BR Hills near Bangalore !
January 1565. That windswept street in front of the Virupaksha Temple looks deserted at best. That’s how a gloomy, cloudy day should end perhaps ! End of Business as usual though; people moving back to their homes after a day’s … Continue reading Hampi ‘rocks’ .. Literally so !