Kerala, Photography

Good Morning … From Kerala !

A morning without a newspaper is unimaginable for most of Keralites … The day begins with a hot cup of tea and a news paper.

It’s no wonder why some of the Malayalam (mother tongue of most of Keralites) newspapers are listed among the top ones in the world by circulation.

This image was captured in the hilly district of Wayanad in Northern Kerala, where I was on a bird watching tour early in the morning.

The newspaper in picture is ‘Malayala Manorama‘ with a paid circulation of around 2.3 million (it is the fourteenth most circulated newspaper in the world. It is indeed a significant number if we consider that the total population of the state is 34 million.

Have a beautiful Sunday !!!

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“Vishukkani” in Malayalam means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. Which is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian sate of Kerala marking the beginning of the new year.

New year, for us Keralites, starts mostly on 14th of April and it’s one of the most important day of the year.

The day begins with sight of vishukkani, with the belief of having a prosperous year ahead.

Sorry for the image quality as the shot was taken handheld in darkness 😦 as we are not supposed to switch on electric lights.