Banavasi, the names connects to being the oldest and the first capital of Karnataka is today a quite sleepy town with its beautiful Pineapple farms and the majestic Madhukeshwara temple. Looking at the temple one can certainly say that this place would have been a high activity place. The Kadamba dynasty was the first dynasty… Continue reading Pineapples at Madhukeshwara .. Sweetener of Karnataka
The Taj Mahal a monument built in memory of emperor's wife... Here is an essay the way I looked at this wonderful monument. And as we enter the space post beating the queue by booking online by booking on https://asi.payumoney.com Archaeological Survey of India and made the whole process so easy with the online mode.… Continue reading Taj – A photo Essay
Chaushati Yogini, the word itself takes me back to the time when I had visited this Sakthi pitha at Hirapur near Bhubaneswar. Especially this being the Dasahara time, I remember how Mahamaya, the central deity of Chaushati Yogini is celebrated. I had a similar impression when we started our planning some three months earlier. India… Continue reading Lost Yoginis of Mitawali
Being lost even when GPS seems working I think is something that we have taken up for granted. And, finding newer things and pausing to find something beautiful is a new normal then. Well Bankapur fort was one such place. We had read about the Nagareshvara Temple inside the fort and wanted to check that… Continue reading Bankapur Nagareshvara Shiva
It is so so true that life is a journey and one can discover more beauty that the destination alone. Our plan was very clear that we reach Galaganath temple before 3 pm so that we could return to Haveri before sun down. We were travelling from Chitradurga fort post our lovely time at the… Continue reading Haralahalli Shivan!!
Stones can be a guardian when used to fortify Stones can be an art when crafted by an artisan Stones can beautify when weather does its natural work Chitradurga, is an fort that is a combination of all where nature has worked along with the kings of yesteryears to build at fort that was a… Continue reading Chitra & Durga
Chilli, Red and spicy... one of the major ingredients for any preparation in India. The mere thought of Red Chilli sends one in an imagination of a Red or deep Orange coloured shriveled crescent moon structure filled with capsaicin seeds. Chilli as such is not a native of India but rather an origin from New… Continue reading Byadgi Chilli
The glow of the sun, running of the deer, temples of Chennai, paint brush, deforestation, water conservation, sponges, walls... Oh!! a random collection that I am trying to put here... Well this is about the fun that some of the Chennai folks had on a beautiful morning as the sun tried to peep out of… Continue reading Environmental Artist!!
The first time that I heard of Bishnupur, it did not rekindle any feelings. Yeah, like any other local town in India, this could yet another city. Now, the mind does play tricks and I happened to start reading about this town and what got me excited was that this small town some 130 odd… Continue reading Terracotta Adda – Bishnupur
It's been a few years since I started exploring this beautiful country's wilderness and ruins along with my partner in crime who drive me crazy, at time nuts and most of the time just "WoW" During these travels, there are a few realisations that dawned on me and I think it will be great to… Continue reading NH4 Realisations!!!