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Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

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Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/xuSdTK4XeoI Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

A Book on Bangalore's Evolution

A Book on Bangalore's Evolution Bangalore never ceases to surprise any visitor. I have been discovering new places/cultures/people in the city ever since I have started exploring it. I have tried to document the history, heritage and interesting facts about Bangalore city and district and is available to buy on Notion Press. Please read and provide your feedback. https://notionpress.com/read/seen-unseen-bangalore

Sirsi, Karnataka: Heritage town in the midst of natural beauty

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Overview:   Sirsi is a beautiful town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, known for several tourist attractions around it. The main attraction in Sirsi town is the Marikamba temple, built in 1688. This temple is visited by several tourists everyday and every alternate year, the temple fair is held during which the town is flocked by people from the surrounding villages. The history of the district goes back to the times of Kadambas, and the architecture of the Kadambas can be seen at Madhukeshwara temple in Banavasi, around 22 kms from Sirsi. (Read more in http://www.thelightbaggage.com/2011/07/walking-on-one-of-oldest-inhabited.html ) Another place of tourist attraction is a place called Sahsralinga, or place of several Shiva Lingas, around 17 kms from Sirsi. One can see thousands of Shivalingas, carved out of riverine rocks, along with the rock carving of the Nandi Bull along the river. More lingas are visible in the summer season when the level of water in the river rece