55 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Hard Choices”

    1. This is quite an interesting place in Alappuzha district, called Arattupuzha…

      This coastal village was badly effected by 2004 Tsunami.

      The person in this image is a real hero, who saved many a lives, that day…

      Thank you so much, Aisha for your visit 🙂

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        1. This place is really beautiful and the people are just amazing… their hospitality was so warm and genuine.

          We have an active community tourism programme here in this place and I went there for a field visit…

          Thank you so much for your time, Akhila 🙂

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  1. Road, rock, sea. Lovely perspective on this one, Sreejith. It looks like he’s stumbling just a bit but he’s still moving forward 🙂 I think that is what we all do in hard times. Stumble and fall, get up and move on. We make our own better tomorrows 🙂 Hope you are well my friend 🙂

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    1. Mabel, this person had many an ups and downs in his life… though he looks like stumbling, he was so comfortable guiding us through these unstable rocks…

      He is a real life hero who saved many a lives during the 2004 Tsunami…

      Being a fisherman he leads a tough and uncertain life, but what really stood out was his positive attitude towards life.

      He just happened to be our field guide when I went to co-ordinate our community tourism programmes in this area.

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments and words of appreciation, as always 🙂

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    1. I should certainly clarify, Ken 🙂

      We have our community tourism programme running in this village which is sandwiched between the Arabian sea and backwaters in south Kerala and I was on a field visit.

      This place was so badly effected by the 2004 Tsunami and many people lost their life and livelihood.

      The person in this image is a fisherman who saved many a lives on that tragic day. Now he acts as a guide to introduce his village to the guests which helps him to make an additional income.

      This sea wall was not present a few years back and there were many a houses on the right side, according to him, all these happened due to an unscientific construction of a dyke…

      Thank you so much for your time, and have a beautiful day ahead 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, Paula…

      But they were not in place when were needed so badly…

      Many a people lost their lives in 2004 Tsunami in this area, largely due to an unscientific construction of a dyke nearby.

      Sea attacks are very common in this area and the fisher folks are living a very uncertain life.

      This person is a fisherman and now associated with our community tourism programmes…

      Thank you so much for your time and have a beautiful day ahead 🙂


      1. Hello Sreejith. It’s evening here, and a bed time for you already I believe. I always enjoy seeing your posts.We have had some unfortunate floods too, but here it is in a smaller scale.

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        1. Ohhh…

          Is it anyway related to the earthquake that happened last day in that region?

          Hope all your relatives and friends are safe.

          I think, lot’s of natural calamities due to climate change…

          We have a relatively poor rainy season this year.


        2. Yes, only the Adriatic sea separating Croatia from Italy, right…

          Hard to imagine how it feels like living with such a threat…

          I am just lucky to live in a place where hardly any major natural calamities happened yet 🙂


        3. Let’s hope it will stay that way for you, Sreejith. One can never predict the disasters, accidents or illnesses he may suffer, so the best is not to think at all.

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  2. hi S!
    how cool that this man is a hero – and the devastation of the 2004 tsunami sounds horrid – –
    anyhow – from the reader this guy reminded me of Fred flinstone – do u know of that cartoon character?
    anyhow – i love what Mabel pointed out too and the contrast with the rocks and trees – 😉

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    1. Hello Yvette, we used to watch the cartoon series ‘The Flinstones’ while in school 🙂

      This guy doesn’t take the credit for his heroic actions and says, “I just reacted to the situation” …

      Thank you so much for your kind words and I am glad to share the good news of ‘the arrival of my son’ 🙂 Now I am a proud father of a five year old daughter and a baby boy 🙂

      Life is on fast track now, and finding it really hard to balance the office work, family commitments and photography/blogging 🙂

      Hope you are doing great 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your time and appreciative comments, Jet 🙂

      Though I could manage to capture a good quality image, I wanted to share the story, and I am happy with the feedback from all my friends here 🙂

      Have a nice day 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Dalo 🙂

      I just met this guy by chance and strike up a conversation … as I was new to the place, he started showing me around and sharing his experiences …

      He spent almost a day with me and he was just happy to share what he knows about the place and it’s potential as a tourism destination.

      Only when I asked about the 2004 Tsunami and it’s impact, he shared the stories of that unforgettable day…

      It’s hard to find people like him in cities who’s ready to spent his time and effort without expecting anything in return 🙂


  3. ശ്രീജിത്ത്, കേരളത്തിന്റെ സൗന്ദര്യം ഒപ്പിയെടുക്കുന്ന ആ ക്യാമറക്കണ്ണുകൾക്ക് 🙆 ഹായ്! നല്ല ഗംഭീര ഫോട്ടോ. പായലൊപ്പിയ ആ കടൽഭിത്തി ഇപ്പോ കേരള തീരങ്ങളുടെ മുഖമുദ്രയാകുന്നു.

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    1. Hello 🙂

      Welcome to blogosphere 🙂

      Thank you so much for your visit and appreciative comments, it really means a lot to me…

      This is truly a wonderful place where your work is well appreciated by really talented people and inspire you to be a better blogger and person.

      Great to see that you enjoyed exploring my blog and so nice to be in touch…

      Have a great time 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Divya 🙂

      I am really lucky to work with a nice team on a meaningful course …

      That provide lots of opportunities to interact and work with local people…

      Though the quality of the image is not that good, I could tell a story 🙂


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