Author Archives: Manu

Whither goest the Road?

Road takes you for rides and ramblings.  I live 200 meters away from the passport office and still don’t own a passport. And I claim myself a travel writer, a rider and a rambler.  But don’t worry, we are not going far. My world is small, yet beautiful. National Geographic has chosen it as one of the 50 most beautiful places on earth. Yes, I talk about Kerala. I wrote many pieces for a column which regularly appeared in the … Continue reading

Ravings – Methods in Madness

There is a trick to wake up sleeping students in a class. Many teachers know it. Whenever their attention fails, the teacher switches to stories, anecdotes and curious facts of life. Once the story threads the minds of the students into one garland of wide eyes which sparkle like crystal balls, the teacher smiles and continues with the lesson.  The skill comes with reading. I always advise my students who wish to be teachers to read widely because it will … Continue reading

When It Rained…

Manu Remakant moves through the city to harvest the first rain in the summer A wave of relief washed over the city when heavy rain lashed today evening, putting an end to the long wait for the clouds to deliver. The rain along with lightning and thunder was raging late into the night. Due to feeder snags, power supply was disrupted in many parts in Trivandrum. The authorities told Yentha that that the problem would soon be solved. The cloudy … Continue reading

Blue Skies, Green Grapes And A Glowing Deity

YENTHA EXCLUSIVE: Manu Remakant goes on the once-in-a-year pilgrimage to Mangaladevi temple on Kerala-Tamil Nadu border April 27: Forest Inspection Bungalow, Kumily, Idukki District. The meeting convened by District Forest Officer discusses about the various measures to be taken for the pilgrimage, the following day. M. Babu, Range Officer, Kumily, addresses the gathering. “So all of you know how important tomorrow’s duty is, don’t you?  This is the only day in a year that we let public go into that … Continue reading