BRAHMINY SHELDUCK OR RUDDY SHELDUCK

BRAHMINY SHELDUCK OR RUDDY SHELDUCK We were moving slowly in a country canoe along with the shallow watered canals bordered with reed clusters in Mangaljodi .The boat man was pushing the wooden boat through the canal tearing the map of water lilies and hyacinths with great precision..The long line of narrow strip of water…of course … Continue reading »

POST HOLES AND TERRA COTA FIGURINES AT PARAMBATHUKAVU,VENDALLUR

                                                If you want to have a boy child you may offer the Parambathukavu devi a “Kuthirapurathu Unnichekkan” ,A Doll of a boy astride a horse created in terracotta in an ancient sculptural style.Similarly if you have a fancy to have a baby girl you may offer EzhooriyuimMakkalum , the figurines of seven identical ladies … Continue reading »

MANGALAJODI-BIRD SANCTUARY

MANGALAJODI-BIRD SANCTUARY MangalaJodi wetland which sprawls around 10k square kilometre is a freshwater swamp or wetlands to the north east of Chilika lake. The village is under Tangi block of khurda district of Odisha is 75 kilometre from Bhubaneswar towards Berhampur.. the whole wetlands of ten square kilometre are  riddled with  narrow shallow canals bordered … Continue reading »

Message From The Atlantic Passages: Installation of Sou Willamson at Kochin Muziris Biennale

A natural unit of landscape like mountain, has its own special identity. This unique characteristic is partly due to its physical form as well as due to the dynamic process taking place in it . When we watch a mountain a kind of symmetry of space enchants us with sloping banks and the music of … Continue reading »

INDIAN GREY HORNBILL or Nattuvezhambal or Ocyceros birostris

                      What is the payment for blowing horns?  The cross word puzzle goes like this.      Answer is Horn bill. \Many myths  and stories are woven around Horn bills throughout the world..In Kerala Vezhambal suggests the endless  waiting for rain. People believe that they … Continue reading »

MARAYUR DOLMENS

      Iron age is commonly  named Megalithic age characterized by the practice of raising big stone monuments to the dead.Megalithic tradition reached Kerala around the mid -first millennium BC and  continued to prevalent till the mid first millennium AD about ten centuries.Various types of burials such as urns, cysts,stone circles,cap stones ,umbrella stones,rock … Continue reading »

COCHIN BRIDGE AT SHORANUR

                  You may think Cochin bridge in Eranamkulam district..you are wrong .It is situated 100 km north of Kochi and provided connectivity  to the princely state of Cochin and erstwhile British rail head of Shoranur across Bharathappuzha.It is situated in between Cheruthuruthy  and shoranur.Many noble persons and … Continue reading »

KAITHALI TEMPLE , Pattambi .A.S.I. SITE IN PALAKKAD District.

        There remains a myth still woven around the construction of Kaithali temple. The myth holds that Pattambi kaithali temple was built by globins or Bhooothathans.The sanctum sanctorium ( Sreekovil) of the temple is   a monolithic structure.It’s really an unfinished construction. The legend runs like this. Kattilmadam was the roof of kaithali temple … Continue reading »

ANCHURULI TUNNEL

  ”I found myself in what appeared to be a large tunnel with a small white light at the other end. I was moving towards this light. I was surrounded by a feeling of absolute peace and what I can only describe as cool revelation. It felt wonderful to be there. “. It is so … Continue reading »

EDAKAL ROCK ENGRAVINGS

Art as a mark of divinity distinguishes human beings from the rest of the animal community.It is a non verbal language with non conscious meaning but a medium that communicates with people of all the ages. Thus prehistoric art throws light into prehistoric life. Cave art is divided into three phases the first phase  comprising … Continue reading »