Tipu Sultan is as famous for the forts he built as he is for standing up against the British. His father Hyder Ali and then Tipu Sultan himself renovated so many forts and built some more that historians quip that in (former) Mysore State every hillock has a fort! At a time when the French…
Lykke is the Danish word for happiness and in this book, Meik Wiking who is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen (no, seriously), presents what makes specific communities across the world happier than the rest.
If you are looking for predictions about your love life, your bank balance and that long pending promotion, this is not the article. But like me if you want to mark your calendar with the days to skip work or nights to stay awake with a blanket and a pot of coffee, read on.
Walk amidst squeamish rats, indulge in camel milk kulfi, stuff yourself with bhujia, learn to identify migratory birds....Read my blog post for the unique experiences Bikaner has to offer for the adventurous traveller.
My friend who lives in Lund was visiting her sister in Gothenburg that weekend and asked me if I'd like to join. I had been missing home and jumped at the opportunity of seeing a familiar face.
The Gothenburg Art Museum (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) was at the top of my list when a friend and I decided to spend a weekend in the beautiful culturally rich city. At the museum shop, I came across the Basic Art 2.0 series by Taschen Publications. I picked up three titles (Munch, Klimt and Symbolism) in the series which I finished reading in three days. I can't wait to get my hands on the other titles in the series!
''No one should be alone on Christmas!'' my colleague Pernille declared when I told her that I wasn't going home for Christmas. She spoke to her family and a couple of days later invited me to her mother's place for Christmas. And I ended up discovering the true meaning of Christmas.
'Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman' has inspired many and kindled many others' interest in physics. Coming from a physics background, it is unusual that I hadn't read this book all these years.
While travelling from Hassan to Arsikere, the Hoysala heartland, you will pass through many sleepy villages and many of them contain lesser known marvels of Hoysala Temple Architecture. One such village is Haranhalli which is 35 km from Hassan and just 8 km from Arsikere. It houses not just one but two modestly sized Hoysala Temples.
Keladi was the first capital of the Nayakas it was then shifted to Ikkeri and then to Bidanur. The temple complex there is a good example of a mix of architectural styles.