Travel

Yentha Travel: Corridor Of Uncertainty – Part II

Manu Remakant veers off the usual feel-good travel story to narrate a travel-thriller (Contd: Yentha Travel: Corridor Of Uncertainty – Part I) Pradeep and Suresh, our driver and cook decided to sleep early that night. They were sound asleep. A man falling on the river at the front part of the boat could in no way disturb that kind of a slumber. But then something happened. Of all the six children sleeping in the two rooms, Reji’s daughter fell and … Continue reading

Yentha Travel: Corridor Of Uncertainty – Part I

Manu Remakant veers off the usual feel-good travel story to narrate a travel-thriller A half-moon smiled feebly, half-heartedly. A breeze came in cat’s paw; our boat handsomely moored at a non-descript place somewhere deep in the Alleppey-Kumarakom stretch, bobbed up and down. Bobbed up and down. The boat moored at a non-descript place somewhere deep in the Alleppey-Kumarakom stretch The night was spread across the surface of the water. Tearing it, we saw, the headlights of a boat, coming in. … Continue reading

Hallowed isle

At Ponnumthuruthu island you can commune with nature and god IT IS a lush island of peace for those who looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. An uninhabited island that is just 35 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Ponnumthuruthu island seems to be too serene to hold any surprises for occasional visitors. But deep within it, there is a temple. One has to wait patiently for the arrival of a country boat that takes visitors across … Continue reading

In the land of Othenan

Travel back in time to get a feel of the place that is considered to be the home of Kalaripayattu, says Manu Remakant This is the home of Kalaripayattu, one of the most exciting martial arts in the world. The name Lokanarkavu evokes images of a distant past shrouded in mystery. The heroic exploits of warriors like Thacholi Othenan and Unniyarcha are legendary and one can almost hear the clash of swords and metal in this now sleepy place that … Continue reading