31 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: There is a Child in …”

    1. Yes, Athira, it’s all about story telling …

      The person in the image is an amazing story teller and I happened to meet him in Wayanad earlier this month.

      My organization, ‘Kabanitour’ is working with local communities in developing sustainable tourism projects and story tellers, like Vijayettan are at the heart of our programmes.

      Thank you so much for your visit and comment πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Jyothi for your lovely comments …

      I am so happy to see that it helped you relive in your good old memories…

      My organization, β€˜Kabanitour’ is working with local communities in developing sustainable tourism projects in the villages of Kerala.

      We train people to be story tellers… But, there are some people who are born story tellers, they don’t have to put any extra effort to capture the imagination of the guests and their attention.

      The person in picture, Mr. Vijayan is such an amazing character in Wayanad …

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    1. Hello Karen, it’s something we used to try when we were kids …

      When we cut some particular leaves and make a loop, the sticky juice from the plant act like a film and on blowing, bubbles come out …

      I think, I found the right video from youtube and please find it here,

      This gentleman was able to capture the attention of my kids easily with his stories and trick like these πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your visit and comment πŸ™‚

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  1. This is a wonderful shot and a perfectly fitting title to go with shot, Sreejith. Well timed, well captured. Love the bright and sunny disposition of this photo, and it goes hand in hand with the feeling of being free and playful, just like the person in the photo. I read the earlier comments and it’s lovely to hear you met this man through your work and he is a great storyteller. He must have told you a story or two πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing okay over there, Sreejith. Stay safe and take care of yourself.

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    1. It is always great to find your comments, Mabel and most of time, my reply start with an apology for the late response. It’s same, this time as well πŸ™‚

      Things are not so great here in India and we are all under lock down for around two months.

      Though I live in Kerala, where the situation is still under control, most of people are affected in some way or another.

      When I look back, it was a good decision to use the short break we got in between these waves and plan a family trip to the hilly district of Wayanad.

      This is in fact the region where most of the community tourism activities that my organization developed is located.

      All needed a break and I planned our stay in homestays and spent quite some time with the local community. It was a very good experience for my kids as well. The person in the image is an amazing character and he could easily lift the mood of people around him in no time.

      More than anything else, we all miss this people to people interactions the most, during these tough days, I feel.

      I am so glad to see you back with another interesting post and I could see a very different picture of human nature there …

      I was sure that, you won’t be able to keep quite for long and will certainly raise your voice against racism.

      Be safe and keep posting Mabel πŸ™‚

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      1. Perfectly okay to take your time to reply, Sreejith. Life and well-being comes first πŸ™‚ I am sorry to hear things in India haven’t been going so well. Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

        That was great you visited Wayanad when you were able to with your family, and that your organisation’s activities are located. It sounds like a place where you can go back to again and again to find some peace and fun, and visiting that man with an amazing character.

        You are spot on to think that I would speak up against racism. I have been wanting to say something for a while about recent events. Haven’t been able to find the feeling and words until now.

        Once again, take care of yourself and stay safe over there.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarmistha πŸ™‚

      You said it… The child in me was so happy and I was just running with my kids and jumping to catch those bubbles…

      Some people and their words could really lift the mood of people around them to a different level. We were lucky to spend some time with this amazing person in Wayanad…

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy πŸ™‚

      Story tellers are the most important people in tour operations, I believe …

      We try really hard to train people to be story tellers, but, it’s something some people are born with, the ability to tell stories…

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    1. Thank you so much, Farshana πŸ™‚

      It is always interesting to spend time with local communities, exploring their land and listening to their stories …

      I am lucky to be part of Kabani as I get plenty of such opportunities even in my official travels πŸ™‚

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