Tag: Ernakulam District

04 Oct 2016

It is high time authorities take steps to rejuvenate the Thuppanchira pond in Manjapra panchayat, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The last time some work was done for this pond was in 2013-14 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme. If we go through the list of sanctioned jobs, it is evident that most…

13 Jul 2016

Childhood memories of a Keralite is never complete without memories of one or more trips to movie theatres. When we were kids, we enjoyed movies in large single-screen theatres. Many of these theatres do not exist anymore. Few of these theatres exist… just as buildings. “Vinod” theatre in Angamally, Kerala, is one such movie theatre…

30 Apr 2015

These are some of the photographs from Thuppanchira Pond taken between 2011 and 2014. Oh! that white patch that looks like a building is my home.  We need these ponds to preserve the various stages of plant life in the surrounding area… The pond is rich with aquatic life… Early morning… water droplets on grass…

29 Apr 2015

The Pond: Thuppanchira, the name is new to me even though the pond was there, just behind my home, for the last 15 years after we built our house in 1998. The pond was there for more than a 100 years before we moved to this house. The only change that happened to the pond…