Karnataka

The Alluring Depths of Forests Never Stop Calling: Nandhagopan

It’s true that in many a story, venturing out to forests and into the wild begins as a respite from the mundane, clockwork life we’re accustomed to, in the cities. Nonetheless, each story is worth telling, worth shared. And this week, we bring you one such story – Nandhagopan’s journey as a photographer. While the
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A Story for Fathers

If you’re a father, you must read this carefully.     There was once a sweet family. The man worked really hard, and his wife took care of their child at home.     When the child came to be 10, one day she asked her mother if she could have some money. The mother […]
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15 Things to Do in Hampi

Have you ever contemplated the range of things you can do in Hampi?  Like peeling off your sunglasses and filling your eyes with the natural hues of its ancientness, testing how greedy you are for glorious stories and details, and fifteen other things…   1. Walk these pillared corridors and listen to
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Hampi September 2015 Trip Report

Stone Chariot Front
When the Tour took them to where the ruins reflect and echo age-old splendour, like veins run and thrum with tales beneath their hard skin weathered by rains, the sun and the winds… Where even stones sigh, in the sheer joy of storytelling. Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  A land of crystallised
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What’s the World but What the Stories Tell of It?

Hampi
“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet,” said Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  He knew what it meant in essence.  Do you? We believe that every bit of this Earth is sacred; and this thought almost has a spiritual connotation with a scientific exactness to it because this planet is our only
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Into the Throbbing Veins of Hampi

Hampi
There is a Hampe, Behind the Hampi of now, Which stands just the same as ever, Under the scorching summer sun, Beneath the wintry twilights, And the moonless night skies.   The temple gongs and chimes Sing of the ancient grandeur. Idols of the mighty Gods Speak of human stories – Untold, half-told, retold –
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