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trending Chakka (jack fruit) story

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Jachfruit (chakka in malayalam, the local language) is always linked to the fond childhood memories, when me and my one dozen cousins feasted on fresh jack fruits from the backyard  of my mother’s home, after those long football and cricket matches. Then at some point of time, nobody wanted it. It was not in the preferred list. May be due to it’s intense smell which takes a while to subside. Then the modernization or the so called development started in my country India, and most of the jack fruit trees were cut. Due to shortage of food, the birds did not allow the jack fruits to ripe, as they were consumed by the hungry birds much before. Due to the change in lifestyle the number of diabetes patients increased.  That is the time when a couple of articles appeared about the natural insulin content within the jack fruits. Now there is a lot of demand for jack fruits. Yesterday I even went for a jack fruit exhibition at the Marine drive, Kochi.

The photograph above is from our neighbor’s compound. They have enveloped it with plastic sheets to  protect it from birds and thieves.

Cooked raw jack fruits reduces insulin dependency 

The diabetes story at jackfruit365

Chakka is the answer

Living naturally

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Enveloped.”

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A covering or containing structure or layer

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A covering or containing structure or layer; that is one of the dictionary meanings of the word envelope, the other being paper cover. Going by this definition, I was sure to find many of them at the nearby Decathlon store, where a visit was due to get my cycle serviced. While the mechanic was busy servicing my cycle, I went around within the Decathlon store at Kochi, with my canon camera fitted with the 50mm lens. A big thank you to the mechanic who did a fantastic job on my river rider bike. I am excited and raring to go for the next long ride.

Here are some of the envelopes from the sports store;

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Enveloped.”

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after the rain

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forces of Nature.”

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Tree worship

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This is a tree which is worshiped by the locals. They tie threads around the tree trunk with the belief that their intentions will be fulfilled. If the God gets angry he may invoke the forces of nature for destruction. If the Gods are happy, they will send good rains which will result in better yield to the farmers. The land will prosper. I think, it is high time for the urban man to learn from the rural counterparts about how to respect the environment.

111 trees planted for every girl child born 

The 300 trees of Thimmakka and Chikkanna

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forces of Nature.”

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The monsoon sky, the rough sea, the father and son duo trying to fish in rough waters at the Vypeen beach

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forces of Nature.”

Kathakali , an intricate dance form of Kerala

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Katha means story, Kali means play. Here are the Kathakali artists posing for photographers after the Kathakali performance. I captured this photo at Thekkady. They do have these shows in every tourist spot of Kerala (Trivandrum, Fort Kochi).

History of Kathakali 

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Intricate.”