Kerala, Photography

Play of light and shadows: Bekal Fort

It was quite an unplanned trip to the ‘Bekal fort‘ last day, and as always, I was late to reach πŸ™‚

But, nature was so kind to me that, we were in for a great treat… treat of light and shadows…

Here it is, a few images I managed to capture at sunset πŸ™‚

Have a beautiful week ahead πŸ™‚

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Kerala, Photography

Football Fever in Kerala: WC 2018 Russia

It’s world cup time again and only a day away from the D day. Over last one month Keralites celebrated it breaking all barriers of religion and politics. There was only one religion, that’s football but many gods πŸ™‚

As we had a roller coaster world cup with more twists and turns than any edition as far as I could remember, we had to find new favorites to follow after almost every stage.

With the fall of Argentina, Portugal, Germany, Spain and Brazil most of the crazy football fans are in total disappointment. But that really didn’t stop them from watching the late night showdowns as they easily switched sides.

Their passion for football could be easily be noticed if you happened to travel in Kerala over last one month. Posters, cutouts, flex boards, painted walls with colors of different national flags and graffiti filled up each and every possible public space.

One thing I have to admit regretfully is the number of flex boards that were used and it’s environmental impact.

When I published a post four years back during Fifa WC 2014 BrazilΒ the number of flex boards were much lesser.

But, there is a positive side as well. Many fan clubs and friend circles opted to do away with flex boards and used cloth banners and other creative means to show off their loyalty.

Hope to have fitting battle tomorrow and let’s see what Croatia could achieve on this grand stage.

Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

If you are ready to brave the hot and humid weather, you are in for a treat …

It’s festival season here in Kerala and all your senses will be stretched to the max. I guarantee you…

Last day, when I was working from home, heard drum beats and loud announcement that a temple festival related procession is on it’s way.

Wasting no time, I ran with my camera and started clicking and thought of this week’s theme, ‘Lines’.

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Temple festivals are community events and almost everyone in the village contributes towards it.

It could be either money or whatever they produce, like rice, vegitables etc;

Traditional Kerala feast will be served during the festival with numerous curries rich in spices.

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I have to admit that no camera could perfectly reproduce the festival colours and sounds, you have to experience it πŸ™‚

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Kerala, Photography

You are Blessed …

BlessedIt has been a long time since my last post here in this great forum…

The year passed by was, one of the most challenging both personally and career wise.

Though I tried to make a come back from the long hiatus many a times, I couldn’t.

Finally I broke free, took some bold decisions and feels at peace and confident.

This is the place, from which I get all the support and encouragements and I can’t wait any longer.

Now I feel that, finally I am back, where I truly belong to and eagerly waiting to be in touch with my friends and all the wonderful people here πŸ™‚

Note on the image: I have posted many an images of Theyyam, the ritualistic folk art form of Northern most Kerala earlier. Being from the hearland of Theyyam (Kannur), and in the middle of Theyyam season, I can’t imagine of better image than this for my come back.

You can get lot of information with a google search for ‘Theyyam’, so I am not duplicating it here.

Thank you all for stopping by πŸ™‚