Tag: Kerala

Bandra Food Memories

Bandra Food Memories

Those readers who have lived through the sixties and seventies will recollect that the daily menu at home had a certain sameness and at the same time, studiously adhered to the stereotype fare for a particular community. No experiments with Chinese or Italian or Thai […]

Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu

I first visited Kerala (a State in South India) in the early nineties, much before the Keralites discovered that they lived in God’s Own Country. And having discovered God’s Own Country, on my own, I have kept returning. Again and again. But my enchantment with […]

Flaming Forests

Flaming Forests

We’ve talked about our trip to Thekkady and Gavi, in Kerala, South India,  before. I was just going through the pictures that my brother, John Campos,  had taken on that trip. I saw a common thread that went unnoticed earlier. I’m not sure whether it […]

Travel and Food

Travel and Food

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” ~ James Michener Travel and food – they go together for me. Last October we had the pleasure of visiting a quiet little town […]

Gavi – An Escape To Wilderness

Gavi – An Escape To Wilderness

During the Dassera holidays, we traveled to Kumily, a market town in Idduki district of Kerala and the main staging point to visit Periyar lake and the Thekaddy forest reserve. Whilst the boat ride on the Periyar lake is a must-do on the itinerary of […]