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A museum soaked in history

Published on 12-Dec-2017

Curating Cultures; The Government Museum in Kalaburagi is home to diverse exhibits belonging to different cultures, writes Rakesh Sama

Handcrafted to perfection

Published on 12-Dec-2017

The women of Shinganalli village in Uttara Kannada district are skilled in the art of garland making...

Farmer turns successful nurseryman

Published on 11-Dec-2017
Prakash in his nursery.  

Fifteen years ago, just like his fellow vegetable growers, Prakash used to raise seedlings on raised beds and transplant them after a month

A fort of many tales

Published on 11-Dec-2017
Ballari Fort

steeped in history Chitra Ramaswamy narrates interesting anecdotes about the impressive Ballari Fort, which is one of the oldest citadels in the State

Celebrating winter harvest

Published on 11-Dec-2017
Farmers offer Charaga (food offering to earth) at Maize field during the celebration of Yellamavasye at Fartabad on Jewargi Road in Kalaburgi Taluk on Thursday. - PHOTO / PRASHANTH H G
Ellu Amavasya

Yellu Amavasya is a major festival that is celebrated by the farming community in many parts of Karnataka.

Abode of the goddess of learning

Published on 11-Dec-2017
Sringeri Complex, Chikkamagaluru.  

Sringeri is a famous pilgrimage centre in Chikkamagaluru district, nestled in a picturesque spot in the foothills of Sahyadri ranges.

Colonial surveyors of southern India

Published on 04-Dec-2017

About the British surveyors, R H Colebrooke and Thomas Fiotte De Havilland, contemporaries of Colin Mackenzie, the first Surveyor-General of India.

Devoted they stand

Published on 04-Dec-2017
Idols of the royal family in a temple in Melukote. PHOTO BY AUTHOR

The sculptures of royalty in the temples of Mysuru region indicate their devotion and also provide a glimpse of their contribution towards preserving the culture...

Adding value to life with art

Published on 04-Dec-2017
A product made by the women associated with Siri Village Art in Dharwad.

The Siri Village Art in Dharwad district has helped the rural women secure an additional income through their artisanship and creativity

Bidar's distinctive doors

Published on 04-Dec-2017
Mangal Pet Darwaza in Bidar.

There are numerous structures in Bidar that stand testimony to the ingenuity of the artisans and the creative capacity of the kings who ruled the...

Jowar on your platter

Published on 04-Dec-2017
The thali in Dharwad has fluffy, soft jowar roti along with curries like badnekayi enagayi, chutneys, jhunkad wadi, pudi, menthe soppu, salad, and rice with curds.

Local crops and eating what's in season define the food culture of Hubballi-Dharwad region

Machines, the means of living

Published on 04-Dec-2017
Bannikoppa village in Yelburga taluk of Koppal district can be aptly called 'the land of bulldozers'. PHOTO BY BHARAT KANDAKURA

Nearly 50 years ago, when Shivappagouda, a progressive farmer, bought a bulldozer to flatten his rugged land, the machine became the neighbours' envy and the...

Showcasing nature's gift

Published on 27-Nov-2017

touch wood, The Woods Museum cum Interpretation Centre in Bengaluru...

In the spirit of worship

Published on 27-Nov-2017

ancient practice, Theray, the ritual of spirit worship prevalent...

Streets that spell craft

Published on 27-Nov-2017
Burud Galli and Tambat Galli in Belagavi have people engaged in their hereditary professions. PHOTO BY AUTHOR

There are a few lanes in Belagavi that are dedicated to specific professions...

Rejuvenating a lifeline

Published on 27-Nov-2017
Agasihonda in Kundagol taluk.

Agasihonda in Kundagol taluk of Dharwad district is a major source...

Carving out diverse cultures

Published on 20-Nov-2017

The Shalmala Shilpa Vana in Sirsi has a variety of models that depict the tribes...

Along the river of terns

Published on 20-Nov-2017
From March to June, river terns flock in the Bhadra reservoir to nest and breed.

Hope still floats on the waters of Bhadra as the author goes on birding and nature trails...

When America celebrated a Mysorean name

Published on 20-Nov-2017

Looking through the pages of history to see the influence countries have on each other.

Theatre that binds

Published on 20-Nov-2017
Students of Kyalakonda school staging a play. PHOTO BY AUTHOR

A theatrical effort in Kyalakonda village of Shiggaon taluk in Haveri district...

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

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