Tag Archives: kerala

My grandmother, the tweeter

I awoke this morning with a question: would my grandmother have tweeted? She passed away before twitter was even a germinating notion and before email was as ubiquitous as it is now. The most prevalent form of social media were … Continue reading

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Kerala travelogue 3 – Part 1: The Cyprus Edition

(this one’s been in the hopper for a while, unfinished, because there was always more to add. it’s still not quite where i want it to be, and still unfinished, so i offer you here one part of a multi-part … Continue reading

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in honor of centenarians

Birthday. “Another year closer to death!” some comically cruel cards remind the recipient. A way to mark the passing of time. An excuse to gather with friends, family, and loved ones; take time for a nice meal or hike or … Continue reading

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humans of kerala

The phenomenon that is HONY has inspired numerous photographic spinoffs — among them, (the occasionally quirky captions of) Humans of Paris, (the close-up portraits of) Souls of San Francisco, (the “still finding its groove”) Humans of London, and several more — even … Continue reading

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Saturation — sabbatical as pilgrimage, part 1

A dry sponge has a limit to how much liquid it can hold, after which point it oozes out more than it soaks up thus rendering it, effectively, no longer worthy of its name: sponge. That moment, just before the … Continue reading

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an art walk of sorts

In between shifting geographies — and the rituals of settling and resettling, unpacking and packing, taking inventory and organizing — I find the act of revisiting photographs to open up a soothing, even therapeutic space. The eye focuses on different … Continue reading

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workshops and other homes

The act of seeing the world through a camera lens affords — and some instances demands — a slower pace of looking at and being in the world. Earlier this evening, while searching for a different photograph, I came across … Continue reading

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Kerala in pictures

Kerala, a set on Flickr. A sampling of photographs from the journey to the motherland.

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Kerala Travelogue 2

The chilly wind whipping outside my window curtly reminds me that I’m squarely back in the grasp of the northern hemisphere, much farther north of the equator than I was just hours earlier. Limited email access and constant moving around … Continue reading

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View from Fort Palakkad

or Fort Palghat, depending on spelling preference.

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Kerala Travelogue 1

This is not the India I remember. This is an India that I had heard whispers about, but had no conception of in reality — what does a democratically elected communist state, with large and intersecting populations of Christian, Muslim, … Continue reading

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Religion in Kerala, side by side

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Can a sunset ever be boring?

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Munnar – sunset

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Munnar – mountains, lake

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