Inspired by the European paintings of Roman and Greek mythology, Ravi Varma painted scenes from Indian mythology and classic Sanskrit plays in addition to portraits of his patrons and scenes from everyday life.
Lepakshi, just 120 km Bangalore, has many stories for those willing to listen. The rocks, the sculptures, the paintings, the legends are all vying for your attention.
The first capital of the Travancore Rulers was not at Thiruvananthapuram but 50 km south in a place called Padmanabhapuram. Today a palace complex built mostly with wood and spread over a vast area stands as a reminder of the glory of the Travancore rulers.
Mani Bhavan is more than just a museum. It was the nerve centre of Gandhiji's missions for 17 years!
The northernmost of the Pancha Narayana Kshetra of Karnataka is the Veeranarayana Temple at Gadag. It was built in 1117 AD and is not an architectural marvel but important because of the legends that surround it.
I remembered reading about a 10th century temple just 60 km from Udaipur and considering my love for temple architecture, I couldn't stop myself from visiting this place. Read the blog post to know more about the 'Khajuraho of Mewar'
Rajasthan is my favourite holiday destination and I just can't get over the grandeur and heritage of the state. Jodhpur was captivating to say the least. Read on to know more about what Jodhpur has to offer.
The next time you are tempted to hit the throttle on NH 44, resist and take a detour into Namakkal Town and soak in the history and legends of the small town.
The images shown at the end of the movie 'Rudhramadevi" of the famous Ramappa Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple and Kakatiya Thorana left me dazed. If it hadn’t been for the movie, I would have remained unaware of the architectural prowess of the Kakatiyas and like any other tourist would have spent my trip to Hyderabad roaming around the Film City.
The Asian Science Camp is held ever year in a different country. In India students in the second year of the under-graduation are eligible to apply. If you are interested in a research career in any of the Basic Sciences, this is a great opportunity.