Saturday, November 19, 2011

Classic Play

Kathakali, is all about expressions and gestures . .
 Make up takes about 2 to 3 hours... the paints used are mostly natural . . and mostly done by the artists themselves!
 The color palette -  Black for evil, Green for Sattvika, yellow for a combined character of Sattvika and Rajasic.

 Why I prefer the COLORed world over the B&W!


 The gestures in play ...


Finally .. on the stage .. glamour..
and the DIVINE!




Tuesday, November 01, 2011

God's own Channels


Vaikom, 30 kms south east of Kochi (Cochin) is the hidden away Venice of India. The narrow canals connect the entire landscape and tourists are taken through these channels on joy rides. The villagers living alonside keep themselves occupied by making ropes from coconut fiber, weaving mats from wild pineapple leaves, collecting sand from river beds, fishing and farming. The boat takes you through grooves that form a canopy while providing you the feeling of a ride through Amazon :)