“Cyclers see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to” Dr. K. K. Doty


It is at the time of dawn that we must commune with the gods. Apollonius of Tyana

Networking with like minded souls…..

Nice to meet you Guys. Will meet again sometimes, somewhere…….

I love these spontaneous meetings of like minded souls. One is an event manager, and the other one is Chef from UK. Sorry for my inability to remember names but I will never forget faces 🙂

Kadamakkudy in a festive mood….

As usual, it was a  bit of a struggle to wake up and venture out early in the morning, especially on a Sunday. Still, the lure of cycling, photography and Kadamakkudy had the last laugh today. As usual, Kadamakkudy does not disappoint anyone who does not have any specific agenda. Or, is that a global truth?. If my focus was only on bird photography, that would have been a great disappointment as there were not many of them around.  Instead, Kadamakkudy and it’s people were in a joyful mood. The general mood at Kadamakkudy is festive now, as they are all gearing up for the tourist fest and the next season of prawn farming. Chettaa…kaanaarillallo?….(elder brother…not to be seen these days…) from the wayside focused my attention to these two men, gathering clay to fill the  mud wall separating  their Chemmeen kettu (prawn farm) from the Veeran puzha (river) flowing next to their chemmeen kettu. 


They are in search of good clay…..to fill up the mud wall of the prawn farms (Chemmeen kettu).  If you observe carefully in the photo below, you will see a small opening in the middle of the mud wall, which  is a kind of a shutter valve made of wood. They call it as Cheerpu, which is the one and only entrance for water into and out of their farm. During the high tide, they open the shutter valve to allow the water from the river to enter the prawn farms and then they close it.  During the low tide, they open it partially, thus allowing a steady supply of river water into the prawn farms alias Chemmeen Kettu. The Chemmen kettu season starts soon. Now the entire life at  Kadamakkudy is gearing up towards it.


The people of Kadamakkudy are very loving and innocent….I love them…Kadamakkudy is a in a festive mood, as the rainy season is almost over, the Christmas is round the corner, the tourism fest is near and above all because of the beginning of the Chemmeen kettu season, everyone has employment….

A piece of  true life story from a lazy cyclist, photographer and blogger…:-).  When the Kettu season begins, I have plans for crazier things to do. Wait and watch. Subscribe to my blog 🙂

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. Mahatma Gandhi

Stories from a lazy photographer, cyclist and a blogger. Yesterday after work my inner voice asked me to go to kadamakudi and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city. After 5 days of corporate work I needed it badly. This beautiful sunset was in store for me. Now the rainy season is over and we can expect clear sky till the next June. Apart from it, it rekindled my love for Kadamakudy once agin.

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