Hampi is an ancient city on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. It used to be the capital of the Vijaynagara Empire where music, art and sculpture flourished. Join me on an exploration of over 300 exquisitely designed stone temples and palaces of a vanished civilization.
Kunti Betta consists of two rocky but easy to climb hills that towers over a picturesque lake. It is said the Pandavas ended their exile of 14 years here in Pandavapura. Night Trek offers a unique experience from the hilltop with the Moon shining over the lake.
Savandurga Night Trek was one of the most memorable treks I have been to. It is challenging, but also fulfilling and to add to it, the Hill is the largest monolith in all of Asia
I just updated Lightroom 64bit on Windows 8. The first thing I do is to set the preferences and add my presets, and as I went to Edit > Preferences it crashed. I thought the install wasnt proper and tried re-installing but it did that again. I searched online, a few places they mentioned removing […]
Devanahalli Fort is one of the rare forts in Karnataka to be built on flat ground. Because of this very structural weakness it has seen many rulers since the 1500’s. Today this heritage site lies in ruins from neglect and apathy of the government and in danger of being over-run by the local residents.
Ooty, a vast sea of breathtaking landscape, dense forests, mesmerizing flowers and flowing tea gardens. Udhagamandalam?? Not a lot of people are aware that the real name of Ooty, one of the most popular Hill Station in India, is Udhagamandalam. Ooty is a paradise on Earth and a delight for nature lovers. Elevated at around 3000 m above sea level, this bouquet of hills has […]
A quick review of the Seagate Central 3TB NAS followed by some basic guidelines how to set up your first personal cloud network
It’s a breezy Friday morning and today I head out to a 1200 year old temple in the outer reaches of Bangalore. Bhoga Nandishwara Temple The Bhoga Nandishwara temple was built in the 9th century and is a classical example of Dravidian Architecture. It is located in a small village called Nandigram, some 30 km from Bangalore. This […]
Learning photography is more about practice. Lots of it! Since I don’t get too much time off from work, I decided that I will have to “make time” and go for early morning hikes on Fridays. Generally office workload is less on Fridays and even if I feel a little tired after the hike it will […]