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 moreNavarasas of the rain

Theyyam

Kuruthi Amma Theyyam

Last Friday Manoj called me to know whether I was interested to photograph a Theyyam performance on Saturday. Even though it was working day, my family did not want to miss this unique opportunity. So in the morning we went to Chithari 5 km from Kanhangad, Kasaragod district, north Kerala where this Theyyam was held. … Read moreTheyyam

International Kite Festival 2010 at Mangalore

Today I went to photograph the International Kite Festival 2010 held at Mangalore’s Panambur beach. the Beach was crowded with thousands of people who gathered to see the numerous kites at the two-day international kite festival. The kites ranging from the giant to the small dotted the sky at the beach and featured plenty of … Read moreInternational Kite Festival 2010 at Mangalore

Common Mime

The Common Mime (Chilasa clytia) is a Swallowtail butterfly found in South and South-east Asia. The butterfly belongs to the Chilasa group or the Black-bodied Swallowtails. It serves an excellent example of a Batesian mimic among the Indian butterflies. Wingspan of 90-105 mm. This is butterfly has dimorphism for both sexes – there are two … Read moreCommon Mime

Beddome’s Indian Frog

I found this Juvenile Beddome’s Indian Frog or Beddome’s Leaping frog (Indirana beddomei) at Bisile. It is named after the naturalist Colonel Richard Henry Beddome, the first conservator of the newly formed forest department of the Madras presidency. This medium-size frog whose dorsal skin is covered with short longitudinal glandular folds. The coloration varies; it … Read moreBeddome’s Indian Frog

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