"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Art Of Kalam


The current arts festival in Thrissur celebrates the vanishing art of Kalam, an ancient Kerala folk tradition associated with the cult of Kali.

During the day a floor painting is drawn, using pigments from ground rice, turmeric, charcoal and other natural products.


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But as darkness descends, the celebration takes on a more sinister form.


4 responses

  1. ed

    i love that g gould clip

    July 31, 2010 at 2:49 am

    • I chose it with you in mind!

      July 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  2. Lucille

    Can you hear him humming?

    August 3, 2010 at 1:01 am

    • Glen Gould’s recordings are famous for their artistry, technical brilliance – and the sound of his “sing-along”!

      August 3, 2010 at 8:27 am

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