THASRAK 2 A journey to bleak emptiness?
I waddled towards the nhattupura ..others were engaged in discussions.. I stepped into the veranda and entered into the classroom..The space lay infinite and there emerged Kunhamina with her chiming silver anklets,moving her legs disconsolstely under the bench..the primordial dampness smell canopied in the room. There was Appukkili with his dragonfly.. I smiled at them … Continue reading
TRIP TO THASRAK , A predetermined journey?
”Long, long ago, in times now unknown to man, there came riding into their primordial palm grove a caravan of a thousand and one horses. The riders were Badrins, holy warriors blessed by the Prophet, and at the head of the column rode the holiest of them all—Sayed Mian Sheikh. The full moon shone on … Continue reading
Small Pratincole and distraction display
Down the river Bharathappuzha, it was growing red, the sky being so soft and sweet, a dusky gleaming with the background score of Red-wattled Lapwing’s raucous creaking strident..titti ttee ttee,,,the four notes dissolved suns descend in the west. The white ibises, whisker terns and egrets had flown away just before the descend. Only a few … Continue reading
Migratory birds along the coast of Bharathappuzha no 6.Little-ringed Plover
How I used to envy this man, the boatman of Perassannur Kadavu (ferry ) in Bharathappuzha! Paddling tranquil water was only one of the ways to connect him with the river Nila. The river was his life, the river going down. He remembers the vast expanse of pristine sand, so pure, he felt soft and … Continue reading
RACKET TAILED DRONGO OR THE MIMICRY ARTIST OF THE AVIAN WORLD
Have you ever noticed the beauty of the world revealed gradually making itself seen and heard touched and smelt? As the cool breeze sets the leaves of trees moving slightly heady smell of areca flowers waft across, the room we lose ourselves into the abyss. The most frequent punctuating sound of the white-cheeked barbet sound … Continue reading
Kochin Muziris Biennale part two
Bose krishnamachari of contemporary Indian art is known for his bold abstract paintings .boss has curated shows fellow artists and supported younger artists by showcasing their work. His passion also includes photography, sculpture and architecture.Boss cofounded and cocurated India’s first edition of the biennale in Kochi in 2012 with Riyas Komu another eminent artist. When … Continue reading
THE PAINTING THAT HEALS
If you feel feverish or inflammation of the stomach you may consult a village doctor. He identifies the evil responsible for the disease. He prescribes a particular iconic painting analysing the disease. Doctor appoints the iconic painter The painter visits the patient’s house and settle upon a suitable wall, usually inside wall of a room … Continue reading
CAVE TEMPLE AT BHRANTHAN PARA .A HISTORICAL MONUMENT OF VALLUVANAD.
I was barely in one digit when I first heard about Naranathu branthan perhaps from the primary school in the local area of Nayyur. Parmeshwaran master used to unbundle his stories introducing heroes from folktales colouring and exaggerating whenever necessary when the afternoon sessions seemed heavy and on the verge of blues. It sounded me … Continue reading
SRI SRI MAHAVIR PAKSHI SURAKSHYA SAMITY OF MANGALJODI OR THE TRANFORMATION OF HUNTERS TO DIE HARD BIRD CONSERVATIONISTS
There is an old story of transformation. Too many stories have been told about transformation or change. All living things whether individual beings or population of orderly species are subject to change. This is quite a different story. .It is inevitable that somebody should take the story to the whole world. Surprisingly, I should do … Continue reading
Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018
The fourth edition of kochi-muziris biennale started on December 12 featuring and dynamic range of artworks across the world and it ended on march 25th in 2019.”Culturally the biennale is going to have a tremendous influence on our future generations. Their thoughts and their lives ”says Abraham who wrote” Fort Kochi history and untold stories”. … Continue reading