Land reclamation is like implanting silicone, the gratification is immediate. What you have in the long run is certain discomfiture and a gnawing pain. Building bunds come with its own set of problems as does demolishing them... Curious in Kerala: Nature reclaims Kuttanad on Wanderink.com

Curious in Kerala: Nature reclaims Kuttanad?

Vizhinjam: Back to Belita

Thommen Jose is a traveller, adventurer, biker, writer… What pays for all these is filmmaking for the development sector through Upwardbound Communications.

'Vizhinjam: Back to Belita' on Wanderink.com

Thommen Jose is a traveller, adventurer, biker, writer… What pays for all these is filmmaking for the development sector through Upwardbound Communications.

Wandering about Fort Kochi one afternoon, I met this bunch of head load workers. They were fagged out after the day's work; the cheery, bright colours on the resting shed announcing their affiliations in the recently-concluded Fifa World Cup painted an incongruous back drop to the tired faces.

Wandering about Fort Kochi one afternoon, I met this bunch of head load workers. They were fagged out after the day's work; the cheery, bright colours on the resting shed announcing their affiliations in the recently-concluded Fifa World Cup painted an incongruous back drop to the tired faces.

Pacha, kathi, kari...the makeup before a Kathakali recital is an art in itself.

the makeup before a Kathakali recital is an art in itself.

The still before the storm

The still before the storm

Aboard a houseboat

Aboard a houseboat

A parked canoe

A parked canoe

India's one and only driftwood museum in Kumarakom delights art lovers and travellers alike.

The driftwood museum in Kumarakom, Kerala - the only one of its sort in the country - is a labour of love which appeals to art lovers and travellers alike.

The iconic snake boat racing of Kerala is a beleaguered sport today due to many reasons; the team size - over 100 - is just one. A look at ways to reinstate it as a cult sport... Wanderink.com

The iconic snake boat racing of Kerala is a beleaguered sport today due to many reasons; the team size - over 100 - is just one. A look at ways to reinstate it

The iconic snake boat racing of Kerala is a beleaguered sport today due to many reasons; the team size - over 100 - is just one. A look at ways to reinstate it as a cult sport...on Wanderink.com

The iconic snake boat racing of Kerala is a beleaguered sport today due to many reasons; the team size - over 100 - is just one. A look at ways to reinstate it

The recent monsoon ravage over the 'rice bowl of Kerala' looks like it's only becoming what it was earlier - a bigger Vembanad Lake.

The recently flooded touristy Kuttanad is also a reminder of what the area was just over a century ago - a bigger Vembanad Lake.

The arcane was alive and flourishing in Kerala till recent - does not mean it's not around anymore. A look at some of the thriving forms, albeit in sprightly, socially relevant avatars.

Curious in Kerala: God, gore, devil and ridicule

Fort Kochi, famous for the Jewish Synagogue and spice retailers, Chinese fishing nets and good-looking Kashmiri carpetsellers, today is struggling to help its fabled artisans make both ends meet.

Fort Kochi: Memories of a bygone era

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