Where I'm At

Kozhikode(Calicut) Abode of the zamorins

To Love, While the flame is strong.......
Gazining at the sky....
Bygone days.........
Be my Valentine,,,,,,,
Lights of Worship.....
Vishu kani
Joy ride...
the beach
What city do you live in? What neighborhood?

I live in Calicut,a city in northern Kerala,India. This city has developed dramatically in the last few years.My home is at Karaparamba ,a small town in Calicut district.

Calicut is world famous in the sense that European traders(Portuguese) first landed at Kappad,which is a town in Calicut.

What are some adjectives that describe your neighborhood?

serenity,beauty and sensitive are the words which come to mind.My neighborhood lacks the bustle and hurry you find in a city.A planned city ,my area is beautiful and peaceful.The neighbors are sensitive and helpful.

How long have you lived there, and what brought you there?

I have lived here for fourteen years. My family and I were leading a nomadic life( moving from one rented house to another.) we loved this area so much that we bought a beautiful house here.

What is your favorite thing about this place? Your least favorite?

indeed the favorite thing is the beach where you can see the most fabulous sunset and sunrise and I have taken a lot of images
the least favorite aspect must be the roads after the rains..I wont try and describe the condition.

Do you feel that you belong there?

for sure.It is the ideal place for me and my family.

What is the most common misconception about where you live?

As I live in a somewhat posh area others tend to think people here are snobbish which is really absurd.

What is a special fact about your city that you have to live there to know?

Calicut has great historical roots both tradewise and battleswise
The royal family of zamorins is still here.To imbibe the historical culture you have to live here.

What aspect of your city do you secretly love?

The helpful mindset of the people.The harmony among the various religious groups,

Anything else you'd like to add?

Yes..We welcome you to visit this beautiful place and I sincerly hope that my city can find a mention in your fabulous magazine.

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1 response

  • vinod velayudhan

    vinod velayudhan said (5 Aug 2009):

    "where you can see the most fabulous sunset and sunrise"

    I would disagree on this line, if you where to shoot a sunrise facing the beach.

    Other wise it should be fine.

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