Friday, December 23, 2011


Banana chips and Malayalis are inseparable... Earlier it was on special occasions that this tasty item graced the menu. Now a days, one could buy it from any of the supermarkets or bakery. Specialized chips shops will give you fresh hot chips...

Banana Chips -Round

Let it cool...
 But nothing can be more tasty than the chips made at home... No flavoring, only simple frying in coconut oil... And the end product is for all to taste and savor!

The traditional version

Here, I Present to you banana chips - made by myself! It was worth the effort...

Waiting to be stored...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Paathira Poovu

It is essentially the celebration to commemorate the penance of Goddess Parvathi for getting Lord Shiva as her husband. On this day, women fast and perform many rituals. One of the ritual is wearing the "Paathira poovu" (featured below) at midnight
A closer look

Another Shot

Buds and Flowers

Friday, December 16, 2011


Bharatapuzha -also known as Nila or Perar is the second longest river of Kerala. It has been an inevitable part of the history and culture of the South Malabar area of Kerala. Sadly, it is dying due to indiscriminate sand mining. It is said that the sand from Bharatapuzha is the best for construction. Hence, it has spelled doom for the river. What used to be a full free flowing mighty river has now turned into a rivulet with lots of tiny, bushy island and shrubs growing in the middle.

Country Boats in the River - a scene from Tirunavaya in Malappuram Dist of Kerala, which is famous for it Nava Mukunda Temple

Another look at the river...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dragon Fly-3

This little fellow posed for me... I could take a few snaps before it got restless and flew away...

Spreading the wings...

Taking it easy

What an Expression!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011