Vishnumoorthi Theyyam

The Vishnumoorthi Theyyam was the most elaborate preparation that we witnessed.  This day-time performance gave…

Puliyoor Kali Theyyam

When personifying the goddesses as Theyyams, it is still the menfolk that perform the ritualistic…

Kathivanur Veeran Theyyam

This Theyyam was another night-time ritual that involved a play with fire, albeit without jumping…

Gulikan Theyyam

This was the only Theyyam that did not have the traditional colours of red, orange…

Kandanar Kelan Theyyam

This was my 1st brush of the Theyyam performance in the dead of the night,…

Theyyams: A Dance Divine

The December air is sticky with perspiration, as mosquitoes buzz around and fly into our…

The White Desert: Great Rann of Kutch

I remember reading about the term “mirage” as a child in school and always imagined…

Kolkata Chronicles

I have called this city a partial home, where most of my vacation days were…

Faces of Kutch

Against the stark barrenness of the white desert, there live numerous colourful faces and each…

The Munushkors of Issyk-Köl

Standing on a semi-dusty lane, outside the gates, in a circle, we listen to Ruslan…