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Bahubali at Karkala

Tale Of Two Bahubali Gomateshwara Statues At Karkala & Venur

Bahubali is a revered figure in Jainism. In Karnataka, Bahubali dominates the region with tall monolithic figures on hill tops. They look majestic with creepers growing on them.
Jain Kashi - Moodbidri

Moodbidri – Exquisitely Carved Ancient Jain Temples Of Karnataka

Moodbidri is an ancient Jain temple town located just about 35 km from the coastal town of Mangalore in Karnataka. We all know about the giant Bahubali statue at Shravabelagola but what you may...
Caricature of D R Bendre at Bendre Bhavan Dharwad

Discovering A Poet At Bendre Bhavan, Dharwad

I have lived in Karnataka for a long time. I can understand Kannada a bit, but not to the extent to be able to appreciate literature and poetry. So I had no clue about...
Dharwad Pedha

Journey Of An Iconic Indian Sweet – Dharwad Pedha

After its legendary musicians, Dharwad is best known for its Dharwad Pedha. I remember when I first tasted it in Bangalore about 10-12 years ago. My first reaction was – this is Mathura Pedha....
Portrait of Mallikarjun Mansur

Meeting Mallikarjun Mansur The Great Musician In Dharwad

Well, I know Mallikarjun Mansur is no more and one cannot meet him in person. Thankfully he has chosen to lie in the garden of the house he lived in, right by the side...
Chandravathi - adventure girl from Karnataka

Chandravathi – Adventure Girl From Karnataka

We got ready for the day to be spent with the waters of the Arabian Sea. The adventure team of Sai Vishram Beach Resort was prepared to handhold us for various experiences. They took...
Chandramouleshwara temple, Unkal

Ancient Chalukyan Temples Of Hubli – Heritage Monuments

Hubli-Dharwad always meant the seat of Carnatic music to me, for being the native place of many doyens of Indian Classical music. I went to explore the same legacy. But I also ended up...
Gangubai Hangal portrait

In Search Of Dr Gangubai Hangal In Hubli Dharwad

To me, going to Hubli-Dharwad meant looking for the places associated with music legend Dr. Gangubai Hangal. A little after she passed away I read a newspaper report saying that her house in Dharwad...
Products of Charaka Heggodu

Charaka – Weaving Tradition With Modernity

Visiting a traditional weaving center in most places in India leaves you with mixed emotions. You realize the amount of hard work that goes in producing a simple piece of cloth. You see that...

Following The Tunnel At Ibrahim Rauza In Bijapur

On the second morning of our, Bijapur stays, we started the day with Ibrahim Rauza, which is only about 6-7 km's from Gol Gumbaz but is on the other edge of the city. Now...

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