Kambala Dates 2010-11

Kambala the buffalo-race

I had enumerable calls inquiring dates of Kambala this year. Since many of you are interested in taking photographs of Kambala which is traditional traditional buffalo-race held in different places of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, I have collected dates from the Kambala Samithi which organizes them every year at 18 different places. Most of … Read moreKambala Dates 2010-11

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day4-Kavaratti

Tossing and turning all through the night, I somehow managed to spend that night in that hot and humid ship cabin. Ship’s air conditioner was still not repaired. As the early morning sun peeped through the windows I went up to the deck and was greeted by a great sunrise together with nice sprinkle of … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day4-Kavaratti

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day3-Minicoy

Boat Jetty at Minicoy

I was rudely woken up at two o’clock in the morning to find out that air conditioner of the ship had stopped working. AC did not restart at all. It was getting hot and uncomfortable in the room. Even the tiredness of Kalpeni’s long snorkeling trip did not help me to get back to sleep. … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day3-Minicoy

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day2-Kalpeni

The ship was still swaying. A green line of land is visible through the cabin window. Clockwork flashes from the light house illuminate the pre-dawn blue sea. Public address system told us that the passengers to be ready to disembark at Kalpeni. MV Kavarathi is anchored a mile or so off the coast, from where … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day2-Kalpeni

Mantapa 1000

After last two appetizers of Mohiniyattam & Kathakali let us come to the main course. Here are the photos of 1000th one-act show of Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhya for which the celebration was held on 2nd April at Alva’s. It was a grand day of celebration with an array of cultural extravaganza brimming with skills, mastery … Read moreMantapa 1000

Kathakali

Demonstration of Aangica Abhinaya

As the second cultural highlight of Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhya’s 1000th Performance of Ekavyakti Yakshagana celebration we were treated with Kathakali performance by Mudrakhya of Palakkad. Mudrakhya is an organisation established to work for the cause of Kathakali & related art forms of Kerala. Before the actual performance Kathakali there was a lecture demonstration on the … Read moreKathakali

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