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Lost reflections

Article on how weeds are choking the Kuttandu water ways and its effect on social economy. Online article is here.

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Pondy photo 2016

Land of Lost reflection, the deterioration of water ways in Kuttanad being exhibited at Pondyphoto 2016.

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Pondy photo 2016

Exhibiting my series on water crisis in Kuttanad as part of Pondy photo 2016. Also glad to see not just water-less conditions but water mismanagement is also a theme at the festival.

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Waddling along in Kuttanad!

The story of ducks and duck farmers from Kuttanad published in The Hindu – Sunday magazine today! The write up goes here and the slideshow goes here. In Kuttanad, Kerala’s rice bowl, fields turn gold. Harvesters are abuzz, hurrying to reap the field before the summer rains strike. But as soon as the noises die …

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The not so slowly death of Kuttanad

A slightly long piece written for Kochi post. Mithrakkary, my ancestral islet village that once used to wake up to the hoots of early morning water canoes now rattles on vrooming bikes over the maze of bridges and roads. Dasan, a fish vendor on his traditional canoe often falls late these days to his counter …

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Water weed’s own land

Every household closer to the canals in Kuttanad own a private step to the waterbody. There was a time this seemed a luxury to the city dweller in me. Weeds that wade the canals have never been a botheration to my eyes until a few years ago. The realization that the water below the green …