Jaugada – Beyond Ashokan Edicts

Who does not like listening a good story? Otherwise what is there in a desolate archaeological site, such as Jaugada in Rusikuliya Valley of southern Odisha. In the 3rd Century BCE, it was a flourishing civilisation. Known as Samapa, its prosperity had dragged Ashoka to address its provincial head, Mahamatta and its people on dhamma…

Kadebakle or Kade Bagilu – Hampi’s Iron Age Ancestor

The enigma of India’s geography is it decides where to rain excess and where to keep the land parch.  If you are in the west coast of Karnataka you see all around lush green vegetation, thanks to the Western Ghats that blocks the flow of monsoon to the hinterland and allow the maximum shower within…