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Train Whistle Blowing

Up, up and away at 6.00 am from Costa Malabari in order to catch the train from Kannur to Kochi. Rajesh shepards us onto the platform and into the carriage like an anxious mother taking her child to school for the first time. 1,548 more words

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HAPPY ONAM 2016

It is the biggest Festival Season in the State of Kerala right now.

With a good number of holidays over a stretch of 10 days (including the week-ends) people are engaged in the various multi-cultural and multi-religious festivals during those days with ONAM being the main festival of the year. 115 more words

Cochin

48 hours in Kochi, Kerala

Coimbatore, our hometown for the next 5 months, is not that big by Indian standards. A fortnight, though, of sharing the (lack of) pavements with hordes of people and roads so treacherous to cross it could qualify as an adventure sport, had driven us to utter every… 781 more words

Asia

Fort Cochin and Amma - the Hugging Saint

Nothing can really prepare you for the first time you step foot in India. You may see charming movies, read books about it, practice yoga – but India is a whole different world unto itself. 2,727 more words

India

PINEAPPLE PACHADI

(Malayalam: പച്ചടി)

The last week has been quite a bit hectic on the social front – meaning, eating out nearly every day! And this is not good for me, not good at all – tell me friends how does it happen that one always eats a bit more when one does not have to cook oneself? 475 more words

International Kitchen

Little Torpedoes on a bed of green waves (Green Gram and little sausages)

Some time ago one of our friends came visiting with her little boy Patrick. Whilst having lunch he started playing with his food and like nearly all mothers my friend too immediately said “… don’t play with your food, Patrick”. 563 more words

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The Malabar Coast

Varkala Shivagiri Station drowsed in late afternoon heat. Two women carrying baskets made their way down the tracks, languidly picking up litter. Passengers sat in pools of shade, beneath the fans on the platform canopy, waiting, dozing. 4,018 more words

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