Bringing Spring into my living room

  ‘Let Spring spring…or has it already sprung?” Found this quote in Dictionary.com page on 20th March, the ‘official’ start to Spring. March or Vernal Equinox is called the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and Autumnal or Fall equinox in the Southern hemisphere. On the Dictionary.com page I came across many interesting words likeContinue reading “Bringing Spring into my living room”

For whom the bell tolls…A few thoughts on World Sparrow Day

Another World Sparrow Day is here today, on 20th March. A day to remind us to protect the little winged friends called sparrows that are going to be in the endangered list very soon. The House Sparrow (Passer Domesticus) is a close associate of man and is seen in rural as well as urban settings.Continue reading “For whom the bell tolls…A few thoughts on World Sparrow Day”

The Dancing Gods of Valluvanad…glimpses of village festivals

Here they come! The energetic, electrifying dancing gods of our Valluvanad or South Malabar. With the accompaniment of the pulsating ‘chenda’ or the booming drums and the loud cling clang of the cymbals they shake the earth with their frenzied steps. Our culturally rich and vibrant Valluvanad resonates with festival tunes during the Malayalam monthsContinue reading “The Dancing Gods of Valluvanad…glimpses of village festivals”