Category: Karnataka

Vocal for Local: Local arts and crafts of India

In a tiny town called Pipli in Odisha, last December, I struck a conversation with a stranger who sat on a tailoring machine, stitching colourful pieces of Appliqué together. We…
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Heroes of the Road: An Ode to the Drivers of India

The downpour was incessant. At Kinner Camps Sangla, Pawan Soni was visibly perturbed. He was on tour with Doreen D’sa, and while the terrain of Kinnaur was challenging anyway, today…
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Experiences in Mysore and beyond

After a long day of scenic drives and exploring the Hoysala marvels of Belur, I woke up to stunning views of the hills with mist hovering over the green. A…
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Belur Chennakesava Temple and Stories etched in stone

One cloudy afternoon in Belur, as I explore the 11th century Hoysala temple of Chenna Keshava, a dancing lady carved in stone welcomes me with a smile. My eyes dart…
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A Grand Road trip of 3400 Kms and Scenic Drives of Karnataka

I love road trips. The changing contours of the sky, with cotton-like clouds leading the way. Fields acting like stoic companions throughout, though the vegetation keeps changing every few miles.…
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