International Day for Handloom,

Prime Minister Modi has declared 7th August as the international day of Handloom Sounds bombastic we could have begun with a simple national dedication. But of course no harm in thinking big. Coming from Udupi and being an ardent fan of our weaving there is lot of anguish that is there. https://parwatisingari.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/handloom-from-udupi-udupi-kaimagga/e Handloom jeans seem …

Sultan Batteri

At Boloor Mangalore stands on the mouth of the river, it overlooks the confluence of the Gurupura River with the sea. The monument was built by Tippu Sultan after destroying a large number of churches’s built by the British.  Though a watch tower it was armed, so that the British did not enter into the …

Kathale Basadi

The kathale Basadi at Barkuru was a fascinating place for kids. My aunt’s house being right in front of us, my cousins Asha and Latha would keep a watch on the couples that meandered there are pass light-hearted comments. It was cousin Asha who would tell us about the story of Tippu sultan escaping from …

Kalluchappara

the stone structure as you enter the town of Barkuru is the Kalluchappara, it is the sole witness to the stories of justice meted out in the town that houses the legendary.(vetala) and the Mahasthree  The Kalluchappara is stone shade, with a central stone slab for seating. At one corner is the pond around it …