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Archive for: November, 2013

Gujarat is not a political statement. It is a state like any other, where you can travel and meet kind people, eat good food and visit memorable places. रामपदा का लखन दास (Lakhan Das of Ramparda) Lakhan Das during his intoxicating performance The soporific rocking of the Jabalpur Somnath express had put me in a

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The calm Cauvery The road to the Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp, about 100 km from Bangalore, took us through the beautiful Karnataka countryside, past villages, ambling livestock and verdant fields, with the Western Ghats peeping from a distance. On reaching the borders of the Cauvery National Park, network coverage failed. With no Internet, GPS

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The stone chariot outside Vittala Temple in Hampi, photo by Dinesh Shukla Dravidian,Vesara and Islamic architectural styles of Karnataka dominate much of the architectural landscape of Karnataka, with other noteworthy influences being Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, and most recently Neo-Dravidian architecture. The major dynasties that ruled the state over various periods of history have each contributed

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A brief spell of fierce rain on the first night of Diwali ushered in the latest Under the Raintree event, a baithak for Hindustani classical concert. Our earlier choice of venue panned out, so did the second. So it was at our residence that Arshad Ali, from Kolkata, came to sing, with the home star

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