Wow Vav

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the ingenious architecture of the Shahi Baoli in Imambara, Lucknow. That was the beginning of my love for stepwells and the grandeur arrested in these subterranean structures had since then incited me. And when Rani ki Vav, an 11th century stepwell, was declared as a World…

An Ode to Sun Temple, Modhera

A ride, of some 125 kms from Ahmedabad, leads you into the quaint town of Mehsana, famous for the magnificent Sun temple built by the great Solanki rulers to venerate Sun for its energy and vitality. This Sun Temple, very much like the Sun temple at Konark, Orissa and Martand, Kashmir seems undiminished by the…