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Raksha bhandhan

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Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious occasion in the Hindu Calendar when sisters tie a sacred thread called ‘Rakhi’ on the wrist of their brothers and pray for their long life. It is widely celebrated as a festival across India and around the world.


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Tree God

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Coracle fishing at periyar river

They came from Tamil Nadu, the neighbouring state of Kerala, and lived in tents…

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They did fishing in the river periyar, which is passing through our city Kochi and the neighbouring villages.

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They sold fish to us, at a lower rate than in the local markets and the super markets, still we negotiated with them for further discounts. I feel that we are getting opportunistic there by negotiating with the very poor in the society, because we are unable to negotiate with the rich and powerful.

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Among them, the women were always more enterprising and hardworking than men..

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My pad

A peek into the St. Joseph’s lower primary school, in my village. I studied here for three years. The slate has not changed much, even when I make this blog entry using my ipad, after a gap of almost four decades since i left that school. Dear son, you also will use great gadgets when you grow up. God bless you. Aim for the sky. You are the future.

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Death dance

A pedestrian walking through one of the roads, yes one of the pot hole filled roads of my city, kochi, in Kerala state of India.

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