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The photo documentation of Thotlakonda and Bavikonda Buddhist complexes located near the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Borra Caves or Borra Guhalu, as they are called in Telugu language, are the most prominent. Located in the Visakhapatnam district in Araku Valley of the Ananthagiri Hills – which is part of the Eastern Ghats mountain range – they are barely known by people outside the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh.
For a person who was unexposed to issues of Andhra Pradesh (AP), I was quite taken aback by the violence during the statehood agitation. I always thought when we fight against our oppressors we become violent, but Telangana and the rest of Andhraites are supposed to one Telugu brethren
The end of southwest monsoon heralds the arrival of the most lovable god in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesh or Ganapati or Vinayaka arrives into town in all glory with pandals erected on every street corner with loud mikes and vivid flower decoration. Vinayaka Chaturthi (Ganapati’s birthday) is celebrated with full religious fervour in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
The mango simply becomes the most ubiquitous entity in our markets, homes, dining tables and even conversations during the summer season. It is sown into our childhood memories, in our moments of quiet solitude and in our sneaky after dinner escapades.
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