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The birth of Kerala

mannarshala 2

Beautiful backwaters. Tropical trees. Sunkissed shores. That is how we describe Kerala. But have you ever wondered how Kerala came into existence? Well! I would not have known the history had I not visited Mannarsala, the abode of serpents. A 119 km bus journey from Thiruvananthapuram will ferry you to[…]

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Kodinhi – a tale of twins’ town

Kodinhi - Twin Town

  It was a Sunday afternoon when I received a phone call from my hometown. My aunt had just given birth to the seventh set of twin boys in our family. It was not at all surprising to me as my family has a history of fraternal and identical twins. When[…]

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The Ghosts of Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

  New college. New friends. New stories. Well! This has always been the same story for me. But it is not everyday that you make friends with somebody who says that he hails from the Rajput Warrior dynasty of the Mewars. It was evident from the beginning itself that this[…]

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The Legend of Chain Tree in Wayanad

Chain Tree Wayanad

As we huddled around the bonfire under a starlit sky, there was an uncomfortable moment of pause followed by a long eerie silence. We were at this beautiful and rustic resort in Mananthavady, Wayanad. Surrounded on the three sides by thick forest cover, the silence was being continuously interrupted by[…]

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