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KHAMMAM, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kakatiya connect to Bayyaram Tank

A potential tourists’ paradise – Bayyaram Tank – built by Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D., needs a push from Government. Eight-foot pillar found near the tank is engraved on four sides of the stone in Telugu, Kannada script in Sanskrit language, the inscription contains 71 Sanskrit verses etched in several metres in length. There are no restrooms, or other accommodation facilities in and around Bayyaram for an overnight stay. Tourists can come from Khammam (about 55 km) or Mahabubabad in Warangal District (about 10 km). The Hindu photographer G.N. Rao takes a look at the Bayyaram Tank. »
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MACHILIPATNAM, Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where Buddhism flourished

Ghantasala, a sleepy village in Krishna district, offers a glimpse of Buddhism on the banks of river Krishna. One of the constructional marvels – a Buddhist Stupa, is still awe-inspiring for the visitors. A team of INTACH members visited the Stupa. The Archaeological Survey of India’s Buddhist museum is still in good shape. The Hinayana sect in Buddhism flourished in this small town on the East Coast, but some of the 2 and 3 century sculptures unearthed in the last two decades still remain unprotected and lying on the fields on the village outskirts. Text and Photographs by T. Appala Naidu. »
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Instanbul, my sweet temptation

In the city that cradled the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman civilisations, memories and monuments live to tell a fascinating story »
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