September2008

  • Talakaveri – the origin of the Cauvery River

    The temple at Talacauvery and the temple tank It was when I was doing my masters that we had gone to Bhagmandala in Coorg* to do a media survey there. After a day of hard work, we drove towards the Brahmagiri Hill on the slopes of which lies Talakaveri,...
  • Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, Goa

    “In Goa, if you picked up a stone and threw it, it would either fall on a church or a pig,” said a tourist guide in Goa, meaning to say just how many churches and pigs you would find in this small Indian state that was once a Portuguese...
  • A retreat far from the madding crowd

    A part of the wall that overlooks the hills It was when we were Masters students at Mysore University that we decided to go on a trip to Gopalaswamy Betta, a quiet hilly retreat, far from the madding crowd. This Betta (Hill in Kannada) was just around 80 kilometres...
  • Blue City

    You may also like -- Cruising the Thar Desert Lots of colour, dance and music Of balconies and lattice work Colourful souvenirs A sculptural banquet in Belur; Hoysala style...
  • Cruising the Thar Desert

    It was on the way to Jaisalmer that I first saw desert sand. We were on a train and the car began to get all dusty. In  a few minutes there were layers and layers of dust on the seats. People were closing the windows of the non-a/c sleeper...
  • Lots of colour, dance and music

    Rajasthani dancers: on the streets, in the desert; you will find them  just about  anywhere. A dancer a the desert camp in Jaisalmer You may also like -- Cruising the Thar Desert Of balconies and lattice work Colourful souvenirs A sculptural banquet in Belur; Hoysala style A signature of...
  • Of balconies and lattice work

    This facade of balconies is a major attraction in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. It is a part of what is known as the Patwon ki Haveli, a grand mansion that belonged to the Patwas, a family of merchants in this Rajasthani town. People say this is the biggest haveli of...
  • Colourful souvenirs

    Handmade Rajasthani dolls You may also like -- Guruvayur: Eat, Pray, Bargain Lots of colour, dance and music Of balconies and lattice work A sculptural banquet in Belur; Hoysala style A signature of the Hoysala dynasty...
  • Charminar

    Situated bang in the middle of a very busy street is this symbol of Hyderabad. Charminar gets its name from the four towers that make the corners of this monument (char means four and minar means tower). Every time I was there, the place was so crowded and I...
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