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Khajuraho of the south
By Lalita Iyer
The hilltop temple in Dichpally village, though built in the 14th century, got its first idol only in 1949. Apparently, Alauddin Khilji and lack of workmen were responsible for the shrine being empty.Situated about 15km from Nizamabad, Dichpally Ramalayam attracts thousands of people during Ram Navami. The temple has recently been included in the Telangana government’s tourism plans.Made of...
Oven fresh   13 February, 2015
Lunch time is still two hours away, so Khaja Abdul Hameed can rest easy. The workers, however, have long lit the coal in the tandoor and one can hear a machine churning away. “That is the only modern thing we have here. Everything else is as old as the bakery itself,” says Hameed, fourth-generation owner of Munshi Naan centre, while referring to the dough mixer. Started in 1851 by...
Tribute in multimedia   31 January, 2015
The name Mahatma Mandir could be misleading as it could be mistaken for just another structure built in the memory of the Father of the Nation. Though called Mandir, it is highly utilitarian and technologically sophisticated, with a convention centre and three exhibition halls that can accommodate 15,000 people at a time. The convention centre alone can accommodate 6,000 people and has three...
To the skies   09 January, 2015
It was a nawabi pastime and an exciting game. But patangbazi (kite-flying) failed to withstand the onslaught of western sports. A few men want to revive it, and they dream of a day when hundreds of dancing kites will speckle the blue sky of Lucknow. Seventeen members of the Gomti Nagar Kite Club assemble on a dusty ground near the river Gomti. The club is a brainchild of Mayank Verma, 23, who has...
Man's best debt   29 December, 2014
Sixteen kilometres from the Dindori district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh lies a village along the banks of the Narmada, with the Maikal range in the backdrop. Also close to the buffer zone between the Kanha national park and Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary of Chhattisgarh, the Kukarramath village is located amid a cluster of primitive Baiga adivasi villages. It is a market centre where traders...
Sabarmati of the south   13 December, 2014
Eternal blessings   29 November, 2014
Conflicts of interest   31 October, 2014
The broom grooms   11 October, 2014
Taj Mahal of the south   26 September, 2014
My God, milord   29 August, 2014
Needle hill   18 August, 2014
The rail stops at Rewari   04 August, 2014
Spice spot   18 July, 2014
Your 20 rupees worth   28 April, 2014
Saving husbands   22 March, 2014
Anchored in history   14 March, 2014
Bicycle kick   01 March, 2014
Where the Lotus blooms   15 February, 2014
'Cap'ital market   10 February, 2014
Common ground   31 January, 2014
All for the Army   11 January, 2014
Marker of change   28 December, 2013
Wheels of change   07 December, 2013
Worshipping ideals   23 November, 2013
Moreh and more   12 November, 2013
History hangs in the air   26 October, 2013
Door to yesterday   05 October, 2013
Animal instincts   21 September, 2013
Monumental inspiration   07 September, 2013
The town that time forgot   24 August, 2013
A home for celluloid history   10 August, 2013
Culture’s call   27 July, 2013
Carving a career   06 July, 2013
Fire over water   01 June, 2013
A stamp of my own   25 May, 2013
Top class   14 May, 2013
Hidden identity   26 April, 2013
Passionate about dates   16 April, 2013
Spiritual haven   01 April, 2013
Trance by Arabian Sea   08 March, 2013
Tower of tranquillity   22 February, 2013
Viral flavour   08 February, 2013
Cinderella bazaar   25 January, 2013
A glorious past   10 December, 2012
Worlds within a world   01 December, 2012
Enlightenment unlimited   17 November, 2012
Market leader   13 November, 2012
The mango man   29 October, 2012
Tigers, lilies, and chilli-like verse
   01 October, 2012
Sticking up for hockey   24 September, 2012
Princely state   13 September, 2012
IT all began here   25 August, 2012
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