NAMASTE!

© UNNIKRISHNAN.C.

story   |  MOON LIGHT BY BIJU IBRAHIM

Brick Making | Moon Light

BIJU IBRAHIM

It is estimated that India has more than 100,000 brick kilns producing about 250 billion bricks annually, employing about 15 million workers, and consuming about 35 million tons of coal annually, still following the age-old practice of making bricks using hands.

© KR SUNIL

story   |  MATTANCHERRY & FORT COCHIN TALES

Peemakumari's Cats

KR SUNIL

Peemakumari has been living alone for years in an old building in Mattancherry. A rickety building that has doors which are closed with old sacks. I saw her once sitting with a number of cats. The cats ran away seeing me, a few stood at a distance with caution.

© A.J. JOJI

story   |  URU ART HARBOUR

THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE JUNGLE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Lakshmikutty Amma is called Vanamuthassi, The Grandmother of the Jungle in Malayalam. Her mission is to preserve the healing traditions of Kaani tribe, settled in the deep forest of Kallar in Thiruvandrum district in Kerala.

© AGHIL MENON

story   |  ATHEENA WILSON'S STORIES

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

© AGHIL MENON

story   |  MANCHUKKAR - THE SEAFARERS OF MALABAR

III. TRAVEL NARRATIVES

URU ART HARBOUR

The journeys of Mancukkar have spawned various forms of oral histories and local narratives all across northern Malabar. Their travel accounts are a richly rewarding source of geography, ethnography and cultural history.

© UNKNOWN

story   |  MANCHUKKAR - THE SEAFARERS OF MALABAR

II. A COMMUNITY ON THE MOVE

URU ART HARBOUR

The history of mancukkar is the history of migrant labourers who were the pioneers of cross-regional labour vital to the functioning of trade, transportation and pilgrimage throughout the Arabian Sea and beyond.

© KR SUNIL

story   |  MANCHUKKAR - THE SEAFARERS OF MALABAR

I. PEOPLE, GOODS AND IDEAS IN MOTION

URU ART HARBOUR

Looking at maritime travels interconnectedness of various communities, their narratives and their collective sense of history and memory, many travel writers have described medieval and early modern Keralam as a world on the move.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story   |  URU ART HARBOUR

KR SUNIL
The Seafarers of Malabar

URU ART HARBOUR

There aren’t many places in the world, to which monsoon winds and the smell of spices brought more sea trading ships than to the ports in Kerala. Their glory has faded, but photographer KR Sunil in silent portraits of sea sailors is capturing their stories.

© NICK UT

story   |  KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE

NICK UT: The tears of the Women

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

It's a strange feeling to compare the "Napalm Girl" and Paris Hilton photo, I know I will never take another photograph that's as good as Kim’s photo. The big difference I grew to love Kim, whereas… frankly, I don't give a damn about Paris Hilton.

© BIJU IBRAHIM

story   |  URU ART HARBOUR

Meet the Artist: BIJU IBRAHIM

URU ART HARBOUR

Biju Ibrahim captures the essence of rustic geographies, the people who are now becoming archive of the earth, the mythic and mystery of spaces and places, broken vessels and torn fabric, alleys of now filled with the density of then or before.

© SWANOOP JOHN

AYURVEDA   |  AYURVEDA WITH ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

ART & AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

What is ayurveda? How is this ancient medical system connected with yoga, meditation, healthy food, relaxation in nature and modern life style? Ayurveda Trails is dedicated to everyone, who would like to travel and search answers to these questions.

© DENNIS ANTONY

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº5: Identity

ATHEENA WILSON

When I was thirteen never grasp it all. But in time we were learned to sit and listen to the stories of our ancestors, real life stories of hardships and triumph, the abhorrent views of the society, how a family functions.

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