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  • Kerala - Gods own country marketed by man
    on Nov 24, 2010 in Kerala India Kumbalangi Kochi Cochin
    Until five minutes ago, I was writing my column - Inside Story for the Metro Plus on Kumbalangi - a small hamlet on the outskirts of Cochin. I had just written about 100 words when I was faced with a dilemma. Do I paint my views on Kumbalangi th...
  • And my world today is spicyFrom the display window of the spice village in Mattancheri , the Jew Town near Fort Kochi. If you are planning to buy spices here, believe me , its very expensive. My driver had a suggestion - he asked us to buy the spices from a whole sale market c...
  • Fengshui on the highway - it happens only in Kerala
    on Nov 19, 2010 in Kerala India Images of India Skywatch
    India never ceases to amaze you especially if you are on a road trip. There are surprises in almost every curve of the road. During my recent trip to Kerala, I was prepared for churches, mosques, temples, synagogues ..but this completely to...
  • Madras bound
    on Nov 18, 2010 in tamil Nadu India madras chennai
    I am off on work to Madras aka Chennai , the place I call home, although I live in Bangalore...Just realized that its been four years since I actually moved bag and baggage to Bangalore and yet, Madras has always been home. I don't have a return tick...
  • Birding in Cochin
    on Nov 16, 2010
    Ok..its the birding season and everyone has flown to exotic destinations to look for exotic birds. Well, I am an exception..not that I dont want to do birding, but my compass currently points towards home. However, during my recent trip to Cochin, I...
  • Sunday snapshot - Children's day special
    on Nov 14, 2010
    Met this kid when I went to Athirampally Falls last week and she was rushing past me with her mother. I followed her and asked her if I could take her picture and she readily agreed. Later, I learnt that she had a fancy dress competition at school an...
  • Skies of Gangtok - on the way to Nathulla Pass
    on Nov 11, 2010 in Sikkim Gangtok Skywatch
    The journey to Nathulla Pass near Gangtok is one of the best and there are ample opportunities to stop and take a picture . Many had asked details regarding the permits - these can be got from a travel agency or your hotel as well. You would need a c...
  • Kerala-Chellanam
    on Nov 10, 2010 in Kerala India Asia Cochin
    I was in Chellanam , a village near Cochin last week talking to some locals who make vanji or the local country boats. I need to thank Gopinath from Blue Yonder who put me onto his colleague Prakash who told me about this place...I recorded about 5 m...
  • A lone boat in the clogged backwaters of Kerala
    on Nov 8, 2010 in Kerala Kumbalangi Kochi
    Just got back from a quick trip to Kerala...Updates soon..
  • India through my eyes
    on Nov 7, 2010 in Images of India
    You find them anywhere- atop old temples, inside fields, sometimes even at homes - King, God, Demon , Soldier - he seems like a mascot, protecting every temple in the south. To see different worlds, please visit  My World Tuesday  You can...
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