Welcome Kerala : Oct - Dec 2014

Oct - Dec, 2014
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Welcome Kerala - Vol. 6, Issue 4; Oct - Dec 2014

100 plus art, ritual and other events across Kerala | An Introduction to River Nila | Grass Mats of Killimangalam ( Surviving Traditions of River Nila ) | Witness the 'Whorled Explorations' | Exploring Ashtapadi through Mohiniyattam | Drona Charitam- New story in Kathakali staged | BOOK - Lip Smacking Dishes of Kerala | Winners of Clint Memorial International Painting Competition Announced | Vedic Chanting training at Edappal Naaras Mana 

 

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ARTICLE - CRAFT
Grass Mats of Killimangalam
Oct 01, 2014

Bharathapuzha, poetically known as River Nila has played a key role in the development of civilisation and history of Kerala. There are many folk communities, traditional artists and artisans who have been living on the shores of River Nila since centuries. Some of them are still practicing their skills and crafts. From this issue onwards Welcome Kerala will feature such traditions and folklore in a series. The grass mats of Killimangalam (Thrissur Dt, Kerala, India) featured here is one such tradition which requires immediate attention.This is the first article in the series-Surviving Traditions of River Nila.

 

 

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ARTICLE - CULTURE
River Nila
Oct 01, 2014

As everywhere in the world, river systems have played an important role in shaping the social, historical and cultural heritage of Kerala. Among the 44 rivers of the state, River Nila, otherwise known as Bharathapuzha has a unique dimension in the socio-cultural and ecological realm of Kerala. It is the only river of Kerala that passes across the amazing land mass of Western Ghats through the Palakkad Gap.

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ARTICLE - ART EVENT
Kochi Muziris Biennale 2015
Oct 01, 2014

The second edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (Kerala, India) is going to be held from 12th Dec. 2014 to 29th Mar. 2015. The 108 days long panache of art and talent will be a platform for 95 artists from 30 different countries to exhibit their talents to a wide range of audience from around the world.

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ARTICLE - CLASSICAL ART
Mohiniyattam - Ashtapadi
Oct 01, 2014

The 'Geethagovindam Saptham,' an entirely new production, choreographed by Nirmala Paniker following extensive research work last over years, was staged recently at the Madhava Natya Bhoomi of Ammannur Gurukulam at Irinjalakuda(Kerala, India).

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NEWS - CLASSICAL ART
Kathakali - Dronacharitham
Oct 01, 2014

The debut performance of the new story in Kathakali 'Drona Charitham' was held on 06 Oct 2014 at Viswambhara Temple premise, Kottakkal. The Attakatha for this was written by Kottakkal V P Pradeep, Kathakali artist at PSV Natyasangam.

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NEWS - CUSINE BOOK
Lip Smacking Dishes of Kerala
Oct 01, 2014

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner from Kerala

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NEWS - FINE ART
Anujath Sindhu Vinaylal (First Prize), Painting
Oct 01, 2014

Winners of Clint Memorial International Painting competition, conducted by Kerala Tourism department was announced recently. Children from Bulgaria and Bangladesh are among the top five winners of the international painting competition conducted by Kerala Tourism in memory of the child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint.
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NEWS - VEDIC RITUAL
Vedic Chanting training at Edappal Naaras Mana
Oct 01, 2014

Naaras Ittyravi Nambuthithi alias Dr. N M Raveendran Namuthiri, a Vedic scholar and practitioner based at Edappal has started Vedic chanting classes at his residence as Gurukula system.
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