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It's a trekker's paradise

SUMMIT OF BLISS: Hill ranges on the way to Kodachadri. Photos by author.

Rising to a height of 4,400 feet above sea level, Kodachadri promises fabulous views of the Arabian Sea to the west and forested plains...

The dolmens of Gadchinmalki

A dolmen at Gadchinmalki.  photos by author.

Hunter-gatherers of ancient times, more than thirty thousand years ago, struck a hard stone with another stone and managed to sharpen

New threads of learning

PRoACTIVE PARTICIPATION  A visit to the Melukote handloom unit; (Below) a student on the charakha.   PHOTOs BY Guruprasad B.

A container with boiling water placed at one end of the classroom caught the eyes of visitors even as a student engaged them by explaining...

From here & there

Ashwin Sutar, who has become a torchbearer for her community

They say an empowered woman can transform the society. Well, the saying certainly holds true for Ashwini Sutar (27), who has become a...

Taking a share of the onus

MUD OF THE LAND  (Left) Sukrushi Organic Farm in Marasarahalli; (Right) tourists experiencing the farm. Photos by author

Marasarahalli, a tiny hamlet in Nelamangala taluk is not worried about irregular powercuts anymore. "We harvest sun," says Shailaja, a resident, reflecting the views of...

Beyond coffee and spices

WHITE CASCADE  Abby Falls

Kodagu, along the Western Ghats, is blessed with emerald landscapes, misty mountains and enchanting waterways. Chitra Ramaswamy visits the rural expanse and returns with...

Architectural marvel in soapstone

ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTIES: Cluster of shrines around Mahadeva Temple. Photo by Tukaram Rao B V

Mahadeva Temple located in Itagi, 28 km away from Koppal, holds historical and architectural significance. The temple complex with a high towered Mahadeva Temple and...

From here & there

The wooden statue of St Mary, in Aloyseum, the museum attached to St Aloysius College, is a rare piece of antique art.

A reign ahead of times

ADMIN'S PROWESS  Tipu's embassy at the court of the French King Louis XVI in 1788;

He laid rudimentary foundations for some of the most modern reforms that are in force today, making him a visionary. Mukund V Kirsur presents the...

Miscellany

About 28 km from Bengaluru, off the Mysuru highway, stands the majestic Big Banyan Tree. It is located in a small village called Ramohalli, and...

Crafting a livelihood

RESURRECTING THE ART: 120-year old saree with kasuti work;    Photo by Aparna P Sirsalmath

Soon after packing off her children to school, Latha Kabirpanth shifts her role from that of a mother to a teacher. She pulls a piece...

When city was a jungle

Grasslands like these have disappeared from Bengaluru district .

Today's Bengaluru is much different from the small town it was in 16th century, when Kempe Gowda founded it.

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SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav chats with RJD President...

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A Leopard walks by the bushes at Bannerghatta...

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A Rajasthani folk dancer performs during handicraft...

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An Indian man exercises as fog envelops a park...

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A shop is attracting people, to purchase Christmas...

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A family is performing the rituals as part of the Ellamavasye celebration...

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Students along with teacher takes part in the 'Swachha Bharath Abhiyan'...

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