The mystical Mandu – Part II of Incredible heart of India

This trip was in continuation to the Bhopal one, which was done in March of 2015 during the Holi. Yes, your time calculation is right, I am rolling this blog approximately after a year. Well on justification front I guess you term it – ‘A Planned Creative Block’. I just decided to take some time…

Days in Ahmedabad

This travel art post/ travelogue is an architect’s adventure in the city of Ahmedabad.  Chandigarh and Ahmedabad are the much revered seats of modern Indian architecture. Where Chandigarh is all rendered in the vision of legendary modernist Le Corbusier, Ahmedabad provides a balanced palette of the nostalgic old and utopian modernist. The more I traveled, more…

Drawing dances….

A dialogue between drawing and dance can be a very antagonistic one, for the very nature of the two. One tries to behold the oneness of a still moment and the other glorifies its presence through movement, such is the polarity of the two art forms.  Not to say that dance doesn’t express stillness, nor…

Coorg- A walk in the Mist

Coorg lies in the lap of western Ghats in southern part of Karnataka. Its called  the Scotland of India for its scenic lush green landscape. I hiked to a peak Thadiyandamol in late monsoons and here is what lingers in my nostalgic bag….

Trichy – Madurai – Tanjore.. go gopurams

This was a weekend trip to explore the temple towns (Gopurams) of Tamil Nadu. I did this trip with a friend Anubhav, he is a leisure photographer and an engineer. We both like to document architecture and cityscapes, the only difference is the medium. He does it through photography. And I pursue that through the skill of hand-sketching. So we decided to…

Belur Halebidu- Karnataka temple towns

Belur Halebidu is a weekend bag-packing trip where we covered Shravanbelagola, Belur, Halebidu and Chikmangalur . Its one of the first trips made when I started living in Bangalore. This trip was made in February, on the onset of spring, when the kannada country side was blooming with its sap green vegetation all around. And…

Ajanta, Ellora & Aurangabad

My Ajanta, Ellora and Aurangabad trip was a weekend trip to indulge in seeing some rock cut caves and medieval forts. I quietly retired with my camera and sketchpad to inherit a lingering nostalgia of some ancient and medieval architecture in Deccan India. It was a three day long trip and what made it memorable…