FIGHT Club • The Martial art of Kerala

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

From a Kalari school near Kannur, India, where children of all ages are trained. The first set of exercises emphasize flexibility. Later, students learn to use a range…

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Walk through FIRE • a Theyyam Performance

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Theyyam is popular in the northern part of Kerala, India. The major difference in Theyyam and other ritualistic dances in Kerala is that the performers channel the god…

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THEYYAM • The Ritual in Kerala

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Theyyam is a ritual performance with hundreds of variations, depending on the performers, gods represented and local customs. This was filmed close to Kannur, India. During the ceremony,…

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Elephant PARADE • Pattambi Nercha

Sunday, December 28, 2014

This “Elephant Parade” is actually called Pattambi Nercha in Palakkad district in India. It’s an annual festival for the Pattambi Mosque held in honor of the Muslim saint…

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Debtors’ PRISON by BC Collective • Modern Art in Kochi

Sunday, December 28, 2014

BC Collective’s “Debtors’ Prison” is a mural telling the story of everyday life in Fort Kochi (the Mattanchery neighborhood), India. This art collective depict the city as a…

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SHIPWRECK Museum •Wrakkenmuseum on the Island of Terschelling

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Part pirate, part diver – Mr. Hille van Dieren has been collecting odds and ends from the North Sea for almost 40 years. His Wrakkenmuseum (Shipwreck Museum) shows…

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BOUDHA’s Golden Eyes • Prayers at the Buddhist Stupa

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The best thing about exploring the Boudha neighborhood are the crisp sounds of bells and swish of worshipers’ feet, circling the giant stupa (similar to a temple or…

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Kalarippayat • Kids Fight Club • Kerala Martial Arts • INDIA • Kannur

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Ancient Fight Club: Kalarippayat Kalarippayat is a Malayalam word that puts two meanings together. “Kalari” means gymnasium or school and “Payat” is physical exercise. Guru Prasad runs…

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