Photography, Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesday: Standing Tall

Standing Tall

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Kerala, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely, Laksham Deepam Samarppanam

It truly was a Herculean attempt, ‘try to lit one hundred thousand lamps at the same time’.

Quite Unlikely to achieve the objective in open air, but, they almost did it through an incredible collective effort driven by faith…

I was lucky to get an off day and spent enough time to capture the whole action.

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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 🙂

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 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Tiny’ Beads

During my recent travels through the villages of India, I was lucky to meet and interact with many an inspiring personalities, who works to improve the life of rural poor and empower women and marginalized communities.

Slowly but surely a network of these tiny beads are getting formed and the positive impact is being felt in areas of community based tourism, sustainable production and development etc;

Let me share an image here for this week’s photo challenge where one of our community coordinator who tirelessly works with the weavers community in and around Mysore, raises some serious points and initiates a debate…

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Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: ‘Quest’ for glory, Mangalassery Jalotsavam

Yet another Onam season and one more edition of ‘Jalotsavam’ or the ‘Vallamkali (Country boat race)’ in North Kerala…

I had been to here last time and shared my experiences here in my post…

Unlike it’s more famed cousins of south Kerala like Aranmula Vallamkali where the traditional snake boat race in the vast backwaters happens , it’s organised in Kuppam river by ‘Navodaya Club‘ with stunning natural settings…

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Slowly people have started watching with great passion and sinking in the spirit of Vallamkali…

Local clubs have now become more competent and the races are fought with intensity.

Still visitors have an upper hand due to their experience and fine tuned techniques and the local teams are still pursuing their Quest for glory

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This time, I watched most of the race from a nearby hilltop and we had yet another great evening …

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Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Life on the Edge

 

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Last day, a man came to my house offering his service to sharpen the edges of knifes and scissors…

In this age of ‘use and throw culture’, this was something rare and my mother managed to find a few obsolete kitchen tools for him so that he could earn something to pay for a meal.

A few minutes with him was good enough to learn how tough life could be and how privileged we are…

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