Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal: Treasure Troves of early Deccan Art and Architecture !

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 !

Ishq-e-dilli ( For the love of Delhi ) – Part 2 – Qila-E-Mubarak, or was it – The Red Fort !

The gates of the citadel be closed, for my fate hangs behind them ! Should I choose a cowardly refuge, or should I fight my enemies yonder ? And well, I still have a few friends left in the lands beyond. … Continue reading Ishq-e-dilli ( For the love of Delhi ) – Part 2 – Qila-E-Mubarak, or was it – The Red Fort !

Ishq-e-dilli ( For the love of Delhi ) – Part 1 – The Friday Mosque that was, and still is – The Jama Masjid !

It was already a bit of a late evening when I started off from my abode near the Delhi gate, and inside the now broken down walls of Purani Dilli ( old Delhi ). Traffic was heavy, waiting for the metro line … Continue reading Ishq-e-dilli ( For the love of Delhi ) – Part 1 – The Friday Mosque that was, and still is – The Jama Masjid !

Belur, Halebid and a bit of Shravanabelagola

I had been itching since long to cover these cultural gems of Karnataka. Belur and Halebid are two of the best examples of intricately beautiful Hoysala architecture ( other being the temples at Somnathpur and Talakadu ), while Shravanabelagola is an important … Continue reading Belur, Halebid and a bit of Shravanabelagola