There are a couple of old Jain Temples in Bijapur. The oldest among them is the Mahendragiri Jain Theertha also known as Sahastrafani Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple. The temple houses a 1500 year old idol of Parshwanatha.
Kwei-lan is a young woman brought up in the traditional way by a mother who is of the opinion that learning has never accompanied beauty in women. She is married to a man educated in the west and he is initially disappointed with his traditionally bred wife and Kwei-lan is shocked by her husband's westernised dressing, habits and thoughts.
I knew that the French, the Portuguese and the Dutch had colonies in India but was surprised that even the Danes were here. It was too interesting a place to miss so I decided to head there for a weekend.
Lambanis have one of the richest and most vibrant cultures in Karnataka. Their intricate art work and artisan skills are unmatched.
The woman who dared to commission a mausoleum for herself, that too along the lines of her husband’s magnificent one deserves a visit in her forlorn mausoleum.
The title of the book by Karan Johar and Poonam Saxena, 'An Unsuitable Boy' is an indication of how much (read less) effort went into writing the book.
The industrial town of Bhadravathi has a surprise nestled in the old town area, the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple which is a good example of the late Hoysala temple architecture.
At times humorous, at times cynical and at times downright tragic, Orwell describes all that he saw and felt in Spain. The untrained soldiers, the shortage of supplies, outdated weapons and soldiers who didn't even know what ideology they subscribed to.
Byndoor with its virgin beaches and close proximity to famous tourist places is an amazing place to spend a weekend no matter what kind of a break you want – quiet and lazy or fun and adventurous.
While the Mahadeva temple at Itagi is the largest and most ornate of the temples built by the Kalyani Chalukyas, there are many smaller temples scattered in the Tungabhadra region which was their southern-most stronghold. The Kalleshwara Temple at Bagali first constructed by the Rashtrakutas and then expanded to its full glory by the Kalyani Chalukyas is a beautiful specimen to study the two architectural styles seamlessly blended.