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MC Road flooded and potholed near Tiruvalla Kerala

Broken and Flooded MC Road near Tiruvalla, Kerala

Cars “swim” through a waterlogged MC Road near Tiruvalla in Kerala. The state of the “lifeline” road of central south Kerala is deplorable and this is not the only location where the road is in this condition, rather it is one of many. Deep gorges hide beneath the water, holding up traffic and causing long traffic jams and misery. Only ...

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View through the front windshield inside a KSRTC Superfast bus

Front-Row Seat View from Inside a KSRTC Superfast

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) Superfast bus RSC 587 of Adoor rumbles along the MC Road between Kaladi and Ankamali. This photo was taken inside the bus through the front windshield over the driver’s shoulder, where the front-row seat view through the plate glass window shows the commanding driver’s position, exceptionally good road and the unruly traffic on it, ...

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KSRTC Super Express RNC 776 Thrissur - Bangalore

KSRTC Thrissur’s Super Express RNC 776 at Madiwala

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) legendary Super Express bus RNC 776 takes rest at Madiwala, Bangalore, thanks to a breakdown. The bus belongs to the Thrissur depot and runs the Thrissur – Bangalore – Thrissur service. KSRTC Super Expresses are not well known for their aesthetics and comfort, but are legendary for their speed with the green beasts known ...

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Periyaare, Periyaare, Parvathanirayude Panineere…

The Periyar river flows around an island at Kalady in south-central Kerala. The rain is falling on the river and all around as the darkened skies clear the decks for another of the epic Kerala rains. It seems to be late in the evening even though it is only 1.45 pm. The photo was taken from the creaking Sree Sankaracharya ...

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Pleasant Yellow KaniKonna Flowers for Vishu, in Kerala

Happy Vishu! Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

The Kani Konna or Golden Shower tree and its blooms or Cassia Fistula (scientific name) blooms as the time for Kerala’s second most important cultural festival, Vishu approaches, which falls today, April 14. Vishu coincides with the Malayalam month Medam 1 on the Kollavarsham (Malayalam calendar), and used to be observed as the New Year falling on the Vernal Equinox ...

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Ashtamudi Lake – Epitomizing Kerala’s Natural Beauty

The blue-green waters of the Ashtamudi Lake in Kerala lie calm and serene as the reflect the clouds which hover far above them in the sky on this balmy afternoon. This is the farthest Southern part of the lake near the Kollam – Thenkasi National Highway 5 kilometers out of Kollam city. Thickly vegetated and palm fringed fingers of land ...

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