Politics, popular culture & the Malayali female

Originally posted on Malayalam Project:
Kerala is a very interesting society to look at when it comes to the role of women. Historically, as a matrilineal society, the ownership of property was handed down from mother to daughter instead of…

Politics, popular culture & the Malayali female

Originally posted on Malayalam Project:
Kerala is a very interesting society to look at when it comes to the role of women. Historically, as a matrilineal society, the ownership of property was handed down from mother to daughter instead of…

backwater style

A beautiful piece of hand painted signage. Kayal means backwaters, a semi saline water body that flows into the ocean, and also meanders through a major chunk of middle Kerala. Beautiful & distinct. Iconic to the state. The lettering floats

backwater style

A beautiful piece of hand painted signage. Kayal means backwaters, a semi saline water body that flows into the ocean, and also meanders through a major chunk of middle Kerala. Beautiful & distinct. Iconic to the state. The lettering floats

The vegetarian Kerala

vegetable truck with a banana motif The inevitable symbol of vegetarian Kerala – the banana plant, is integral to Keralan cuisine. Every part of the banana plant ‘vazha’ can be used in a meal. Rightfully so, it becomes the bumper

The vegetarian Kerala

vegetable truck with a banana motif The inevitable symbol of vegetarian Kerala – the banana plant, is integral to Keralan cuisine. Every part of the banana plant ‘vazha’ can be used in a meal. Rightfully so, it becomes the bumper

Type spotting

Who I wonder has journeyed from Nagaland to Lulu on a bus? Type spotting in the rain. Nagaland to Lulu

Type spotting

Who I wonder has journeyed from Nagaland to Lulu on a bus? Type spotting in the rain. Nagaland to Lulu

text book hunting

When I saw this, I imagined a whole bunch of type setters sitting in all corners of the state and country churning out pages for school text books in time for the new school year, or an entrance examination to

text book hunting

When I saw this, I imagined a whole bunch of type setters sitting in all corners of the state and country churning out pages for school text books in time for the new school year, or an entrance examination to

kajal kutty

kajal is such an integral part of the beauty routine in South India. whether to make marks on baby to ward off evil or to acheive doe eyed classic malayalee babe looks! Pic courtesy: http://www.aboutkerala.co/2013/01/about-keralakerala-cute-children-kerala.html

kajal kutty

kajal is such an integral part of the beauty routine in South India. whether to make marks on baby to ward off evil or to acheive doe eyed classic malayalee babe looks! Pic courtesy: http://www.aboutkerala.co/2013/01/about-keralakerala-cute-children-kerala.html

Calm before the storm?

Here’s a quiet corner of fortkochi apparently deserted in the monsoon.  Rugged, abandoned and quite rightly ‘calm & quiet’.

Calm before the storm?

Here’s a quiet corner of fortkochi apparently deserted in the monsoon.  Rugged, abandoned and quite rightly ‘calm & quiet’.