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A jewel in the Hoysala crown

Some four-five decades ago, this temple in the small village of Somanathapur stood in a serene and peaceful rural setting.  DH photo

The Keshava Temple in Somanathapura is an artistic marvel with intricately carved statues and walls, writes Gouri Satya...

Mosque with a Spanish touch

The Jama Masjid, the great mosque inside the Gulbarga Fort is a testimony to this. DH photo

While the neighbouring region is resplendent with the remnants of the glorious Vijayanagar empire in Hampi, adjacent to it are the vestige...

From here & there..

The spectacular expansion of industry in Bangalore after the 1940s has somewhat obscured its early experience of industrialisation...

The scarlet showstopper

  Everywhere, where the sun beats down harshly, it thrives and blooms and ecstatically enhances the soil and landscape. DH photo

Gulmohar is widely loved for its aesthetic appeal and the history of these beautiful posies is an interesting tale in itself, says Janardhan Roye

On William Bentinck's trail

Governor General William Bentinck who was more interested in reforming India than in annexing new territories, had to deal with the Raja of Coorg who had dared the British by keeping in custody one of their emissaries, Kullapalli Karunakaran Menon. DH photo

Join C P Belliapa as he traces the journey of Governor-General William Bentinck who was also a reformer and helped abolish certain cruel social...

Miscellany

This large lake was once known as Yadavasamudra and Tirumala Sagara. DH photo

Picturesque lake, serene surroundings 30 km from Mysore, near Pandavapura is Thonnur Lake which attracts hordes of people, particularly...

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Uluru...

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Uluru...

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) talks with Aboriginal women during a visit ...

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) talks with Aboriginal women during a visit ...

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's ...

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's ...

Students from Danwon high school pay tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar ...

Students from Danwon high school pay tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar ...

Family members of a missing passenger of capsized passenger ship Sewol which sank last ...

Family members of a missing passenger of capsized passenger ship Sewol which sank last ...

A female orca, or killer whale, named Mika catches a sea lion pup along the shore of Punta ...

A female orca, or killer whale, named Mika catches a sea lion pup along the shore of Punta ...

Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) takes a shot against the Atlanta ...

Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) takes a shot against the Atlanta ...

Jon Bon Jovi walks through the lobby of the JBJ Soul Homes during the grand opening, Tuesday ...

Jon Bon Jovi walks through the lobby of the JBJ Soul Homes during the grand opening, Tuesday ...

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Keira Knightley, left, and Adam Levine in a scene

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Keira Knightley, left, and Adam Levine in a scene

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Marion Cotillard in a scene from 'The Immigrant.'

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Marion Cotillard in a scene from 'The Immigrant.'

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