Amit S Upadhye

Where are the acchhe din?

Villagers in Uttara Kannada say they have been left poorer in the year of De-mon

11 Nov 2017

Man with a Monumental Mission

Abdul Aziz scouts for abandoned Jain monuments, documents them and engages with local communities to preserve them. Religion is no bar in his passion for heritage

29 Oct 2017

For a school in his village, this man gave his homestay

Isloor near Sirsi was in danger of losing a residential school for lack of a building. That’s when Shashidhar Bhat offered his Ajji Mane

08 Oct 2017

Belagavi’s Tryst With Vivekananda

150-yr-old ​house, which hosted Swami Vivekananda ​just before his Chicago Summit, as also Lokmanya Tilak, to turn into museum soon

17 Sep 2017

Feuds and firearms go hand in hand

Saleem (name changed) is a young farmer from Devangoan, the last village in Vijayapura district on the banks of the river Bhima.

21 Aug 2017

Ganglords of the Bhima River Banks

The recent attack on notorious gangster Bhagappa Harijan is a throwback to the violent decades of rivalries between gangs from two villages on either banks of the Bhima River.

21 Aug 2017

Little Lamas from Hubballi pose as models for Helmet ad

The settlement, known as Doeguling, has a population of 16,000 Tibetan refugees

04 Aug 2017

Tourists, photographers ‘harassed’ at Hampi

The security personnel at the monuments are stopping tourists from taking pictures with cameras though the Archeological Survey of India has not put any such restrictions.

23 Jul 2017

22-km safari rides planned at Daroji bear sanctuary

Final approval awaited from B’luru; tariff and timings are yet to be finalised

19 Jul 2017

Boy drowns, friends try to hush it up

When a boy drowned in a quarry pit outside Hubballi, his friends panicked and tried to hush it up, according to their statement to the police.

05 Jul 2017

Highway ban shuts down 117-year-old liquor shop

The Supreme Court’s order to ban liquor serving joints along highways has put the shutters down on Hubballi’s iconic and heritage wine -selling shop.

04 Jul 2017

Weeds of Change: Humble hyacinth gets a nifty avatar

For years, government agencies and green groups across India have been fighting hard to de-weed the lakes and rivers from the fast-growing water hyacinth.

02 Jul 2017

Now, view Jog’s glory from gorge’s edge, thanks to Rajini-starrer Lingaa

Forest dept has opened a guest house located close to the gorge to attract tourists

28 Jun 2017

India’s first guided night tour to begin in Hampi

The magical city of ​Hampi is ​on the must-do list of most travel enthusiasts. ​Now, it has got one more reason to attract tourists.

24 Jun 2017

Wildlife activists ‘trace’ poachers in Koppal

Camera traps installed to track movements of wolves caught images of intruders with snares in their hands

15 Jun 2017