Kerala’s Shadow Puppets (Video)

Before cinema, before TV and before internet there were the Shadow Puppets. The “Tholpavakoothu” Shadow Puppetry using leather puppets is an ancient ritualistic art form very popular in South India’s state of Kerala.   I made this video from still photos taken with Canon 60D and the video clips were taken with iPhone 4S. Audio was […]

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India through my iPhone – Trishur

  Sharing the last set of India through my iPhone photos. In this gallery I’m sharing shots from Trishur (Aka Trichur) and Kodungallur which is a destrict within Trishur.   Some photos include the old vedic school , the kathakali performace, the shadow puppets and finally the most intense Bharani festival.   All of the photos were taken with iPhone 4S and edited with […]

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Namaste

  “I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.” Hindu form Namaste  

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First attempt on Aperture

I finally made the big convert to Mac *YEEY* !!  I couldn’t wait any longer to buy the new MacBook Pro Retina display. I was speechless when I first opened the MacBook and saw the Retina display so vibrant and full of colors ! I’m still in the phase of getting used to the operating […]

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal photo sprayed on dry ginger ready sacks to be distributed. Have a look at my video Dry Ginger to know how the dry ginger is processed and packaged. Hoping to see the real Taj Mahal one day :)  

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Dry Ginger (video)

My latest audio slideshow “Dry Ginger”       I made this video from still photos combined with ambient sounds taken at the Ginger Palace in Mattancherry Cochin.  Workers dry the Ginger, pick, pack and carry the sacks of Dry Ginger. They are paid only 5 Indian Rupees for each Ginger sack they produce. The […]

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Kottayam through my iPhone

Needless to say I took many photos during my India trip ! I used my iPhone a lot during the trip and I shared many photos in Instagram.   I shared the first part of the trip Cochin through my iPhone and Arabian sea – The Daily Fishing trip through my iPhone. Will share the other parts of […]

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Peacock Dance (Mayilattom)

During our coverage of Arattu festival we attended one of the major attractions which was Peacock Dance (Mayilattom). Both dancers were male dressing up in a very colorful peacock costume! They danced with their wooden stick legs at the temple’s compound and people gave them money to have their blessings.    

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