Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

Last year I had gone to Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala, with my family, on holiday. Phantom Rock was one of the tourist destination we wanted to visit. Phantom Rock is about 13 km from Kalpetta adjacent to the Ambalavayal town. The rock has the shape of a skull and hence the name. Locally called ‘Thalappara’. … Read more

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 1

Sunset at Marine Drive, Kochi

Whenever I told my friends in India I am planning to travel to Cambodia, I used to get raised eye brow and question back to me. “Where is it? Africa?” Such is the ignorance among us about this ancient Hindu kingdom, which has the world’s largest religious monument. Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in … Read more

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day1-Kochi

Chinese nets

Let me clarify those who are wondering about the title. Nirlaksha = Negligence in Kannada (Would be Nirlakshya in Sanskrit) Dweepa = islands. This is my trip report to the Lakshadweep between 17th April to 21st. I, along with my family and 18 other friends spent some lovely time in a ship called M.V Kavaratti … Read more

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 more

Navarasas of the rain

Navarasas of the rain

Early rains might have evaded our town and the temperature soured to a new high. We were to experience a different form of rain in the form of Mohiniyattam. On the event of Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhya’s 1000th Performance of Ekavyakti Yakshagana celebration we were treated with an unique Mohiniyattam performance by Vinitha Nedungadi on 2nd … Read more

Jellyfish

Levels Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop CS4

During the Theyyam photography, I visited nearby Chithari river. Chithari were the Theyyam was held is a coastal village at Kasaragod district, is located 5 KM away from Kanhangad City and 5 KM away from famous tourist spot of Bekal fort. The Chithari river covers three part of Chithari. The name Chithari mean “River rounded … Read more