Fathers are Phenomenal

Rajeevan's Father
A thousand full moon you have seen though,
Father, you are still that naughty child.
Just now, I saw you toddling in the veranda
But you disappeared, and come back
Bleeding from the Knee or ankle.
Does the ghost of that old tractor
We sold as scrap possesses you? 

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Kaithapram's FATHER: Listen: Sooryanaay Thazhuki സൂര്യനായ് തഴുകിയുറക്കമുണര്‍ത്തുമെന്‍
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Prem's Father: 
And that is the final lesson my father taught me. A lesson I learnt on March 17, 1997, when I lay prostrate before his corpse, my eyes blinded with tears. Lying there, I was conscious of just one thought: I loved him. I owed whatever I was to him. And I never had the grace, the courage, the heart, to tell him so.Read the whole
Jayadev's Father
ഒരിക്കലും കൂടെക്കൂട്ടാനാവില്ല,
അപ്പനെ, നീലച്ചിത്രം കാണാന്‍.
ഓരോ പഴങ്കഥകളുണ്ടാവും 
കൈ വിടര്ത്തിക്കാണിച്ചിട്ടത്രേം 
വലിപ്പമുള്ള ത്രേസ്യച്ചേടത്തിയെ 
വലയിട്ടു പിടിച്ചത്,
എന്നിട്ട് കടാപ്പുറത്ത്‌
മണലില്‍ പൊതിഞ്ഞെടുത്ത്
ജീവനോടെ വേവിച്ചത്.
വയറു നിറഞ്ഞു തിരികെ
പോകാന്‍ നേരം കടലെടുത്ത്
കൈയും പല്ലും തൊടാതിടം നോക്കി
പുതച്ചേച്ചും പോകാന്‍ നേരം
ഒരു തിമിംഗലമായി വന്ന്
ത്രേസ്യാച്ചേച്ചി അപ്പനെ
ഒന്നായങ്ങു വിഴുങ്ങിയത്.
അപ്പന്‍ നീലക്കടല്‍ കാണാന്‍
പലവട്ടം പോയിരുന്നിരിക്കും.
അന്നൊക്കെ അപ്പന്‍റെ വയറ്റില്‍ക്കിടന്ന്
എത്ര കരഞ്ഞിട്ടുള്ളതാ.
മുടിഞ്ഞ ഓരോ സംശയം തന്നെ.
ഒരു മകനു തീര്‍ക്കാവുന്ന
ഒരു പരിധിയുണ്ടെന്നു
അപ്പന്‍ ഇനിയെന്നവും
ഒന്നു പഠിച്ചെടുക്കുന്നത്?
കുഴിമാടത്തീ ചെന്നിട്ടോ
എന്ന പരിഹാസവും അപ്പന്‍
അപ്പനാരാ മോന്‍. 

A voyage in the Dehna desert of the South West Saudi Arabia

By V. Muzafer Ahmed

How many times have we been chasing water like this! Eight days, 800 kilometres. Too many times did we see waves, fingers and shores, merely shadows; but never did water reveal its true being.

Our seven-member crew had hallucinatory experiences—mirages, psychedelic illusions of pools, lakes and puddles—in the Barak al Wadi region of the Dehna desert in the South Western KSA.

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Kerala feasts on Punjabi Landscapes (Mallu Singh)

‘Mallu Singh’ goes to the people with the singular fame of being shot almost exclusively in Punjab. 47 days in Punjab supplemented with eight days of flashback scenes shot in Ottappalam completes the film. 

After Pokkiri Raja and Seniors, director Vaisakh, in Mallu Singh tells the tale of Anikkuttan (Kunchako Boban) and his associates who are on the streets of Punjab in search of his cousin who has been missing for years. 
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Kottayam Immortalized Once Again

 22, Female, Kottayam

Kottayam Kunjachan, the endearing rascal pioneered it; now it is Tessa the bold and aspiring nurse. The slang and the spirit of Kottayam sets the ambience for '22, Female, Kottayam'.

When Tessa on screen says 'despite anything, am I not a nurse from Kottayam?' (onnumallaelum njaanoru Kottayathukaari nurse allaedaa!)

Oh! My Nephew Wrote these . . .

When i smelt of water, lo! The eagle’s nest

Parched lips and dry throat trembled at the prospects of getting wet. Assured of getting drenched, the whole body broke loose and unclothed itself. Ah! The smell of water! Waves and ripples grazing at a distance. A herd of camels is speeding past the pool. Our eyes clearly saw water splashing and spilling under their hoofs. That very moment a water bird flew past

Rio Carnival

Way of All Flesh, The Social Cauldron
Rio de Janeiro Carnival has been one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe; a touchstone against which carnivals world over are measured. It’s a euphoric event where people dance, sing, party and have tons of fun, culminating in the Carnival Parade aka the Samba Parade.  Seniors and children of all ages participate; aristocrats dress up as commoners, men cross-dress as women, the poor dress up as princes and princesses – Gender, social roles and class differences melt away. Two million people ravish the streets per day, and around 500,000 foreigners visit every year. It brings out the true heart and emotions of people; a kind of purgation. Most of the music played during Rio Carnival is samba—a uniquely Brazilian music and dance form invented by the poor Afro-Brazilians.
Yes, It’s Religious Too; A Curtain-raiser to The Lent  The wild 4-day celebration 40 days before Easter, starts on Saturday and ends on Fat Tuesday giving way to The Lent starting Ash Wednesday, after which there is total abstention from all carnal pleasures. Carnival with all its excesses and profanities might be seen as a farewell to carnal pleasures.

Churches in Bangalore, Kolar and Tumkur

See the list of Churches classified under Bangalore city, Bagalore district, Kolar district, Kolar Gold Mines, Tumkur district. You'll get the location, address and phone number of the churches. Click read more to go to the list.