Talk To The Wind

Manu Remakant visits the most noisy, yet the serenest place in the city There are some places in the world which commune directly with heaven. Even if you are an atheist, you feel the energy building up around. The big trees, the green expanse, the blue mountain, the chattering wind and the sea all whisper the same mantra to your wearied senses. Come to Kunnumpara Subramanya temple in Trivandrum. The flight of stairs uphill under a scorching sun may wilt … Continue reading

Run Away To Ponnumthuruthu

The rain clouds continue to play hide and seek over the city. They refuse to deliver. Trivandrumites are seeking refuge in AC cars, low-floor buses, water melons, buttermilk and lots of water. Some douse the fire with beer. Many seek refuge in getaways around the city. Shankumugham beach in the evening is bursting at its seams filled to its brim with people.   Quo Vadis? Whither goes thou? Ask the people.     Come to Ponnumthuruthu, an uninhabited island in … 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

Road to Lakkidi

MANU REMAKANT finds out innovative ways to beat the cold while at Lakkidi Bet most of you have not heard about Lakkidi. Or that it is the place that gets the second highest rainfall in India? This is where the sky and the blue mountains meet, it is almost as if you just need to stretch your hand and touch the clouds that flit past. Standing on `Onpatham Valavu,’ in Lakkidi, which is around 700 m above sea level, the … Continue reading