What If? – A walk down bygone intangibles

Returning to my hometown of Bhubaneswar after any given length of time is an interesting experience. It has always been a tug of war between my inbuilt nostalgia and the harsher reality. Walking down the streets of the Old Town was no different this time around and it threw up some tricky conundrums to ponder…

THE “GATEWAY TOWN” EXPEDITION

The geography of Dharwad earned the city its name “the gateway town”, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘dwarawata’; ‘dwara’ meaning door and ‘wata’ meaning town. The hilly city acts as a passageway between the Malenadu (western mountains) and the Bayalu seeme (plains) which made it an ideal site for defense and a nodal trade point…

A Fun Filled Interaction With Heritage

“If we know where we came from, we may better know where to go. If we know who we came from, we may better understand who we are.” Heritage of things can be prescribed in tangible and intangible aspects of a community, its traditions and spaces. Sometimes it can be as simple as a tree…

Reliving the past through an act of today

“The defaced ruins of architecture, like the wrinkles of frailty on a once beautiful woman, only makes one regret that one did not only see them when they were enchanting” Heritage belongs to its people. It goes beyond the narrow borders of nationality and instils pride. It relates to one’s surroundings and brings out a…