Heritage spots to stop by while driving from Chennai to Pondicherry.Read more
As I was just going through my old Hampi travelogue I felt a sudden bout of nostalgia. I have notRead more
Shravanabelagola is a major Jain center in Karnataka not very far from Bangalore and I believe it has been continuously inhabited for more than two and a half millenniums considering the fact that Chandragupta Maurya breathed his last here sometime around 300 BC.Read more
Last month I made a short one day trip to Pondicherry. It was ill planned and ill timed.Read more
The combination of rain, streetlights and struggling passersby was comparatively compelling.Read more
Birds, backwaters, houseboats… everything that one would expect from a trip of Alleppey and Kumarakom.Read more
As a side dish to my Hampi trip, I visited the Tungabhadra reservoir and a park build within the complex that are fitted colorful fountains. It was already dark when I reached and I was greeted with a very eerie sight. It felt like the Styx with a bridge build over it instead of Charon’s boat. I noticed a sinful couple being eaten away by locusts of the nether worldRead more
Hampi (Vijaynagara Empire): The last non-islamic superpower of the Deccan that the Bahmanis had to literally collude to dismantle and an architectural marvel that left Portuguese wanderers agape, Vijayanagara has always been alluring and to a certain extent enigmatic to me.Read more
While I have been noticing Jayanta Bora’s photographs for quite sometime now, I was awestruck by a recent set he did in the Kerala Backwaters, mostly in and around Kumarakom and Alappuzha (Alleppey).
He’s applied high dynamic range imaging (HDR) in some of these pictures.