A heaven in my backyard

My New Year’s resolution is to explore at least one location in and around the place I call hometown – Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, whenever I visit. Since I was there during the New Year period, my resolution was under immediate pressure to turn words into deeds to set an early lead for the rest of the year. Continue reading

The Bell Maker

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In my recent visit to Nirona in Gujarat, people mistook us for journalists and took us to various houses in the village where they make unique handicrafts. The Khatri family is famous for Rohan painting and the Lohars of the Muslim community make copper coated iron bells. I have written a blog post about it and you can read it here: http://joshimukard.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/two-journalists-in-nirona-rogan-art-copper-bells/.

Here’s an old man from Lohars community demonstrating the craft of making copper bells.

Beach Diary

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These boats aren’t getting readied for fishing, but to take travelers into the sea. For a small cost travelers can experience exciting trips in the undulating sea.