Jun 022014
 
Telangana is born now to work on Travel and Tourism for Job creation

Telangana Travel and Tourism Today on 2nd June 2014,  Telangana the youngest and 29th state of India is born.  Yesterday I was in markets of Hyderabad and saw the city turned into pink the colors of TRS or Telangana Rashtriya Samiti the political party that spearheaded the movement for a separate state of Telangana. But statehood is a state of mind and Telangana movement started long ago and a demand for Telangana has been decades old. With the making of Telangana Telugu people also get 2 states, just like Tamilians  have Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, Hindi speaking people more than 7, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 122013
 
A post by desi Traveler in WOW Hyderabad Magazine

Post and Pictures by desi Traveler in WOW Hyderabad Magazine Dear Readers, last month one of my posts and pictures about Sitaram Bagh Temple appeared in WOW Hyderabad Magazine, I am happy to say that this month again a post and pictures by me about the ancient Ammapalli Temple near Shamshabad came  in  October 2013, issue of WOW Hyderabad Magazine. Please look the post here below:   I want to thank all my readers who have made this possible. Special thanks to my friend and wonderful photographer  Satish who first explored this and motivated us to visit the temple near Shamshabad. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 122013
 
Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple Ammapalli Village Near Shamshabad

Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple Ammapalli- Rediscovering an Ancient Temple Can popular be unknown? Can photographers become treasure hunters? Can a South Indian Temple have Rajasthan influence? Can you claim to discover something that has been there for hundreds of years? Can you be happy to be wrong? Well we got to find answers for these questions yesterday. My friend an avid Photographer and IT Entrepreneur AV Satish Kumar informed me about a hundred year old temple that he found while exploring area around Shamshabad airport in Hyderabad. He showed some pictures to us and soon we were as [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 302013
 
A Photo Essay On Shore Temple Mamallapuram

Ancient Shore Temple Mamallapuram Some time back I wrote two posts on Shore Temple Mamallapuram, one was a quiz to identify the ancient temple of Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, on the East cost highway outside of Chennai.  In both the pictures I showed the top or the Shikhara of the temple with birds playing there at the lofty heights. This temple is one of the oldest in India and a great example of the maritime power and architecture of Pallava empire. These Pallava kings had trade, culture and military interactions with countries as far as Rome, China, Cambodia and many other ancient civilizations. So [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 272013
 
Significance of Red color in India

  What is the significance of Red color in India ?   Red is a very auspicious color in Indian culture. From the red saree that the bride wears on her wedding day to the red bangles, red sindoor that married Hindu women put in the parting of hair red is everywhere. A wedding invitation card is not considered complete  unless its colored red on the corners.  In some parts of India housewives will make rangoli of white color in front of their doors but on festivals like Sakranthi they will make a special rangoli with Red as the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 042013
 
Visa God of Chilkur Balaji Temple Hyderabad

Praying to the Visa God of Chilkur Balaji Temple Hyderabad Quick question: God made man or Man made God?  Well if you do not know the answer you need to visit the Visa God of Chilkur Balaji Temple in Chilkur Village on the outskirts of Hyderabad. You see the ancient gods in all the hunter-gatherer, and later agrarian societies were responsible for some act of nature, like in India we have Indra for rains, Agni for fire, similarly, in the pre-Christian mythology of Europe you have Bubona for cattle, Nympha for watering the crops etc. Or the gods and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262013
 
The Baobab Tree and Ranganath Temple Nanakramguda Village Hyderabad

 Old Baobab Tree & Rangnath Temple Nanakramguda Hyderabad Before Chandra Babu Naidu said “ Let there be Investments in IT”, Nanakramguda was a sleepy village with its only claim to fame being 400-year-old  Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple. Today it is difficult to find from the main road as it is surrounded by glass faced IT parks. But my reason for visiting Nanankramguda village was not to visit the temple, though I did click some pictures from outside of the temple. No, I am not an atheist; I will tell you why I did not enter the temple later in the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 182012
 
Exploring Hampi-Songs Written In Stone

A Visit to Hampi With my photographer friends  Ganapati Surrounded By Wishlist In Cloth Bundles Or Prayer Potlees This is the second episode of our visit to Hampi with TCPC. Swings In Veranda Even though we lost a good 2 hours in the traffic jam due to Coalgate scam our pilot still dropped us only 30 minutes late from the original ETA. Hey, we were happy to have arrived in a single piece, and soon started our journey towards Shanthi Guesthouse where we were to stay for the night. Now the moment I hear guest house it starts giving me images [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]