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…

Madhugiri- A hand of nature and another of man

Madhugiri is a small sleepy town in southern part of Karnataka, India. Blessed with igneous monolith formations, this region offers some refershing trekking routes. The landscape has sublime charm and offers a zen-like barrenness. The mountains have been eroded and weathered across their surfaace. The monsoon brings showers and a lush green cover, to animate…

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…

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…