Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2008 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Mysore's university has a museum of Karnatakan/Kannadiga craft, art, literature, and folklore in general. I had the pleasure today of getting a two-hour guided tour from its founding curator, a friend of my parents. It was a crying shame that I had the run of the place. It's in a century-old palace, built in a climate where heating bills would never be an issue.
I think every time I come back from now on, I'll revisit this museum, just as I make it a tradition to climb the thousand stone steps of Chamundeshwari Hill (a.k.a. Chamundi Beta).
On the plane back home in a few hours, with a full notebook.