Kumudini: A water lily chronicle
Kumudini (meaning water lily in Malayalam) has set an example to the world that whoever is responsible for the obstruction of right to live can be punished. Age or Sex is not a bar to fight against injustice. The plight of 88 year old lady Kumudini reiterates our faith in The Constitution of India.
Khalasis of Malabar: Men who move mountains
There is a saying in Malayalam ‘ Othupidichal malayum porum’.This translates as ‘team work can move mountains’. Any one who has seen the Khalasis of Malabar region in action will feel the ring of truth in this saying. Watching the Kalasis at work is an amazing experience. They work with enthusiasm chanting their traditional songs.
Vilpattu: The bow transcend the music
Vilpattu or Bow Song is closely knit with the lives of people in the villages bordering Tamilnadu and Kerala in the southern side of India. Simple tunes, verses as well as ballad style with exotic rural dialect make it very attractive. Vilpattu is closely rooted in the socio cultural milieu of the places where it exists.