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Nangiarkoothu by Kalamandalam Prasanthi

Dayanitha Singh - The Artists and Photographer | Colonial Legacy of a Library | Myraid Expressions of Nangiarkoothu | Clint Memorial International Painting Competition | Vedic Ritual Thrisandha started in Thrissur | Festival Calender

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ARTICLE - ART
Dayanitha Singh - The Artist and the Book Maker
Apr 01, 2014

Dayanita Singh from New Delhi is an internationally known artist in Photography/book making travelled across Kerala (India) in April 2014 as part of her new project connected with Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014. During these days she shared some of her experiences and thoughts with Prakash Manhapra, Editor of Welcome Kerala, who assisted her in some part of her travel to find out places and people of special interest.

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ARTICLE - HERITAGE
King Edward Memorial Library Reading Room and Recreation Club, Malappuram
Apr 01, 2014

The small library cum reading room with a name plate “King Edward Memorial Library Reading Room and Recreation Club”, situated in the heart of Malappuram town (Kerala, India), is a colonial heritage from British rule. Even with its limited facilities, the reading room and the library are utilised by many, making it a valuable part of heritage.

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ARTICLE - ART
Nangiarkoothu by Kalamandalam Prasanthi
Apr 01, 2014

The monthly presentation of the Sreekrishna Charitham Nangiarkoothu by Kalamandalam Prasanthi commenced with the performance in Thrissur (Kerala, India), January this year. It is planned to be conducted in twenty parts over the entire year.

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NEWS - FINE ART
Painting by Edmund Thomas Clint
Apr 01, 2014

The Department of Tourism, Govt of Kerala launched the Clint Memorial International Children's Painting Competition earlier in the year; it's an online painting competition for children between the ages of 4-15 years from all around the world. The event is on till May 31. The theme of the painting competition is 'Kerala'.
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NEWS - RITUAL
Apr 01, 2014

After a long gap, Vadakke Swamiyar Maddam in Thrissur, also known as Brahmasom Madham witnessed the Vedic ritual Thrisandha, during the month of April 2014. Thrisandha is a Vedic ritualistic performance and practiced by Nambuthiris of Kerala - the Kerala Bhrahmins. The main part of this ritual is the chanting of Rig-Veda in specific styles, under the aegis of a Guru.
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NEWS - BOOK
Book Cover - Kalamezhuthu-Ritual Art Practice of Kerala
Apr 01, 2014

The popular belief is that Kerala does not have any indigenous painting tradition of its own. Even though there are records available on Mural tradition, we do not have sufficient documents on Kalamezhuthu. As an art form Kalamezhuth has never ventured out into the secular space of the society.
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