Name is all about identity. A lot I would say. More than a lot. Today on 5th Sept 2020 I strongly announce it. What is in a name ? This phrase is from Shakespeare’s famous Romeo & Juliet. I have not read it. Of course none of Shakespeare’s works I read. Today It is like … Continue reading What is in a name ?
I was randomly rambling through a bio diversity park after first rain of the season. Rain had brought the temperature bit down too. I was then following the ants track. It is always fun to watch the ants in an open field. The way they carry food, move the dry mud, make a hole down … Continue reading Ants – what on earth makes them get blogged
Another off the beaten track destination. Chandragutti – Temple, legend, history and ruins of a fort. I wonder how many such lesser known spots are in India. Chandragutti came into limelight in later part of 80s for a rather socially evil practice followed by few section of society, women in particular as a ritual every … Continue reading Chandragutti – Renuka Devi Temple and hike to ruins of fort.
Banavasi – A little known small town in Karnataka, India. Not many are aware of the fact that this small town was capital of Karnataka once upon a time under Kadamba dynasty. It is an oldest known town in Karnataka it is said. It is in midst of lush green rain forest area. ” Development” … Continue reading Off the beaten track – Banavasi, Karnataka. Ptolemy – Huen Tsang , Adi kavi pampa…………
“Horn Please” is a very common message you see on the back of the trucks in India. This could be very strange thing for those who are not from India. One probable reason for “Horn OK Please” phrase being written on the back of trucks is quite obvious. Indian drivers rarely use their side mirrors, … Continue reading Horn Please……. Genealogy of Horn Ok Please
Temples have been the abode of spirituality, peace, culture and heritage all along, in a addition to the place for religious practices. Temples specially in India are marvellous piece of beauty, art and culture. The amazing strength and creativity of human beings of yesteryear in creating such wondrous structures stuns us when you witness the … Continue reading Temples and places of worship
Delhi is the capital of modern India. The population being about 20 mio (2019) It is the fifth populous city in the world. Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BCE. It bears the historical events dating back to Mahabharata time. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of … Continue reading Monuments of Delhi
The Himalayas, form of mountain range Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8000 metre peaks. The Himalayas are inhabited by 52.7 million people, and are spread across five … Continue reading Himalayan Treks
Mayapur is a small town located on the bank of river Ganga, at the confluence of River Jalangi with River Ganga in West Bengal, India. It is about 130 km north of Kolkatta, at least 4 hrs drive from Kolkata airport. The main attraction of the town is Mayapur Dham, the world headquarters of ISKCON. … Continue reading Mayapurdham
Chandni Chowk – the chaos and miracle juxtaposed. I have no idea how things work in Chandni Chowk. It is a place in Delhi, where you can get almost anything, everything. Be it fashion jewellery, dress materials, camera stuff, mobile, music equipment, shoes, goggles, spices, dry fruits, street food, sweets,……………………………………………….. endless. There are shops in … Continue reading MIRACULOUS CHANDNI CHOWK, AND SPICE MARKET, DELHI
I had heard about Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple. My Friend Aruna mentioned it when I told him I was at Nanjangud. I said why not visit the place on a Sunday. I started reading more about the place, Checked the route. HIMAWAD GOPALASWAMY BETTA From Nanjangud you need to go to Gundlupete. (about 35 km) From … Continue reading Himavad Gopalswamy Hill and Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, Srirangapattana
This is continuation from my previous post of Somanathapura. I finished my photoshoot at Somanathapura by 0945 and headed towards Talakaadu. In the region the bus service is not so frequent. Shared autos ply quite regular and less expensive. I took a shared auto from Somanathapura to Mudukutore. Again another shared auto to reach Talakadu. … Continue reading Talakaadu Temples