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A fountainhead of art & culture

A fountainhead of art & culture

Feb 18,2018 , 12:12 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Legends surround Srikalahasti, the temple town near Tirupati. Home to the ancient Shiva Temple, the Srikalahasteeswara Temple, this town has been the centre of many legends, stories and folklore.
Counting threads in Uppada

Counting threads in Uppada

Jan 27,2018 , 11:32 PM IST | Sunday Hans
Every second house in the village of Uppada is a handloom store. Just like Mangalagiri, this goes with the territory. For it too is a handloom village that has brought forth a commercially successful style of saree, the Uppada Pattu Cheera or the Uppada Jamdani Silk as it is more popularly known elsewhere in the country.
A winter in Ladakh

A winter in Ladakh

Jan 20,2018 , 11:57 PM IST | Sunday Hans
If you love the mountains and rue the times when they were the place when one went to, to seek solace and find themselves, then here is why you should think Ladakh this winter. Seconds before landing at the Leh airport I felt my heart racing.
Pushkar: A mythical town

Pushkar: A mythical town

Jan 07,2018 , 12:18 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Tirth Raj. The king of all holy places. Though the state of Rajasthan is in itself, hands down the most popular destination in India for both International and domestic tourists, Pushkar stands alone in the kind of charm that it exudes.
The grandest of them all: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The grandest of them all: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Jun 03,2017 , 10:16 PM IST | Hans
Did you know that the sand changes colour for every emirate in UAE? As we left the city behind us, speeding ahead on Sheikh Zayed Road, the sand gradually turned darker. From light golden beige to a darker blackish brown, like it was steadily getting dirty and busy thinking, apprehensive yet curious.
Europe can wait

Europe can wait

Apr 29,2017 , 11:14 PM IST | Hans
Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now known, has South India’s most distinctive sub culture. Originally, Puducheri or New Settlement, it was interpreted into Pondicherry by and for the French. From the Romans who came here to trade in the 1st century AD to the Portuguese who returned in 1521 to trade in textiles, Pondicherry has had a colourful legacy.
Of rocks and hidden temples in Nizamabad

Of rocks and hidden temples in Nizamabad

Apr 22,2017 , 10:08 PM IST | Hans
As you drive along the highway from Nizamabad to Armoor, you will go past a long stretch of hills that look like they were made by someone, who has artistically and quite laboriously piled up boulders to form them. 
Udaipur not just a city of lakes

Udaipur not just a city of lakes

Apr 01,2017 , 10:08 PM IST | Hans
Think Rajasthan and immediately pops into your head a picture of undulating waves of sand shimmering golden in the sun and a row of women all but hidden in their bright twirling lehengas and odhanis, walking away with pots of water on their head as thick silver anklets catch the sun on a hot windy afternoon. But, you couldn't be more wrong with Udaipur. Touted to be India’s most romantic city, it
A Handloom Holiday

A Handloom Holiday

Mar 18,2017 , 11:08 PM IST | Hans
South Indian Silk Sarees have always been known for their elegance. Be it from Telangana, Andhra, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu, every saree is unique in its design and technique to the region. 
The temple town of Trichy

The temple town of Trichy

Mar 11,2017 , 11:02 PM IST | Hans
Thwack”, down came the elephant’s trunk on my head, in a gesture of blessing. I was surprised at how gentle it was, gentle giants indeed.
In the nomadic settlement of Puga

In the nomadic settlement of Puga

Feb 25,2017 , 11:06 PM IST | Hans
Snow crunched under my heavy boots as I stepped out of the heated SUV, into the freezing winter of Ladakh. It was -16 degrees and we had just arrived in Puga, a little nomadic village in the Changthang valley.
Painting Stories of Cheriyal in Telangana

Painting Stories of Cheriyal in Telangana

Feb 04,2017 , 11:26 PM IST | Hans
Even before the workweek has come to an end, you are already planning on which movie to catch the coming weekend. From the anticipation that builds up as you discuss with friends, trawl YouTube for trailers to that online-wait for bookings to open, movie watching has come to be as much a date with friends as it has become a weekend ritual worthy of a check-in on Facebook. 
Lost in Time

Lost in Time

Jan 22,2017 , 12:03 AM IST | Hans
Named after a Khiledar under the reign of SikandarJha during 1803 to 1823, Syed Karimuddin, Karimnagaris one district in Telangana, which has ancient places of historic importance to both Hindus and Buddihsts alike. The most popular amongst these being Manthani.
A Trinity of Faiths & More

A Trinity of Faiths & More

Dec 03,2016 , 11:07 PM IST | Hans
Everyone in Hyderabad has heard of the Medak Church and if you grew up in this city it is highly likely that you would have even gone there on a school trip, it is after all the largest diocese in all of Asia and is believed to be second only to the Vatican even across the globe! 
Splendid sculptures

Splendid sculptures

Nov 19,2016 , 11:14 PM IST | Hans
Sitting on a hillock the Dichpally Ramalayam offers one sweeping view of the quaint little town of Dichpally and is undoubtedly a worthy vantage point to enjoy the early morning breeze. 
Gateway to spiritual getaway

Gateway to spiritual getaway

Oct 30,2016 , 12:51 AM IST | Hans
Believed to be the western gateway to Srisailam, which is one of the important pilgrimage centres for Shaivites in the country, Alampur has more to it than the famous Ashtadasa Shakti Peetham, Jogulamba Temple.
Celebrating  Life

Celebrating Life

Sep 17,2016 , 11:16 PM IST | Hans
A week long celebration, the Ladakh Festival begins with an opening ceremony in Leh on the 20th of September this year.Local communities along with the district administrations of Leh come together to showcase the culture and traditions of this land of stunning landscape to the visiting tourists, for after all the region survives and thrives on tourism.
Spiritual magnificence

Spiritual magnificence

Sep 10,2016 , 11:43 PM IST | Hans
Thanjavur, mostly known for the Tanjore Paintings that are unique to this region, is not just important for its art but also its architecture, what with the first of the three Great Living Chola Temples sited at the heart of this town. 
Krishna District's Temple Town

Krishna District's Temple Town

Aug 14,2016 , 12:43 AM IST | Hans
A half an hour drive from Vijayawada is the town of Mangalgiri, famous for its beautiful handloom textiles that go by the same name as the town
A testimony to time and history

A testimony to time and history

Jul 30,2016 , 11:19 PM IST | Hans
Although it is not clear when exactly the fort was built, according to some of the inscriptions available, it is believed that the village of Elgandal or Veligandula has been around since the 1202 AD.  

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