Srinivas Sistla

Temple that is Telangana’s hidden treasure

The outer walls of the jagati as well as the main temple contain exquisitely carved reliefs of various divinities, elephants, the mithuna couples, mother and child, etc.

03 Sep 2021

Rhymes and verses from classics on monsoon rains

All such children’s rhymes in many Indian languages are now disappearing, though their message is very much apt to the soil and conditions in which Indians by and large depend on even today

18 Aug 2021

Aatma-stuti: A didactic tale on self-praise

In the Sanskrit Panchatantra of Vishnu Sharma, The Turtle and the Swans narrates how fatal it would be if one indulges in self-praise, even when a situation demands it.

20 Jul 2021

The crane in Indian literature and art

Sarasa and baka, which in Sanskrit mean the crane, figure prominently in ancient Indian literature and art.

02 Jul 2021

Lunar eclipse and the intelligent rabbit in Hampi

In ancient Indian coins, inscriptions and the emblems of various dynasties, the sun and moon were shown together to indicate eternity, which coincides with an idiom

15 May 2021