"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)


Time At The Tailors


Shaji and Dalila, the husband and wife team who have so ably managed my house for over four years,
kindly gave me a shirt for Christmas, along with some “panting” textile.

On first hearing this term, I was rather unsure what to expect.
In fact, it simply refers to fabric for men’s trousers.
The custom here is to buy a length of material then take it to one of the countless, small tailoring shops, along with an existing pair of trousers which fit you .
The tailors will use the old pair as a template for the new.

Picture taken in a Fort Cochin tailors.

The Corner Shop

Picture taken on our way to Sunday breakfast in Palace Road, Fort Cochin.


Saturday’s Child

Saturday’s child works hard for a living

Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace
Wednesday’s child is full of woe 
Thursday’s child has far to go
Friday’s child is loving and giving
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.


Picture taken in an “open-all-hours” photographic studio and printers, Kunnumpuram, Cochin.