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 !
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 !
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 !
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 !
It wasn’t just another ‘wet’ evening for us here in Bangalore, as it was also the start of our trip to witness and capture the snake boat race in Alleppey ! The origin of this race dates back to when Pandit Nehru visited the region … Continue reading Let the Onam festivities begin @ Punnamada Lake, Alapuzzha
A trip into the Coorg region of Karnataka; beyond the usual Madikeri; winding past the elephant country at Dubare, with a brief stop en-route at the largest Tibetan settlement at least in this part of the country ( Bylakuppe ); and … Continue reading Inside Kodava country @ Kodagu (Coorg)
“Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?” ( Game of Thrones I guess ?? ). Curiosity, my friends, will take you to places mysterious and … Continue reading ‘Kallina Kote’ beckons you @ Chitradurga
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