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The Bharathapuzha River in Kerala during monsoon

The Full-Flowing Bharathapuzha River During the Monsoon

The Bharathapuzha river, the longest flowing river in Kerala flows (almost) to the brim all muddy and swirling amidst heavy rains during the Monsoons in June 2015. The river, known poetically as the Nila in Malayalam, has shaped the culture and ways of life of Valluvanadu (southern Malabar). But the Nila is in dire straits today, victim of human greed. Indiscriminate ...

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The station board at Ottapalam Railway Station, Kerala

Ottappalam – Lonely Board is Lonely

The lonely name board of the Ottappalam Railway Station (code – OTP) at the far end of a platform as seen in the night, illuminated by a lone tubelight. Ottapalam, on the banks of the Bharathapuzha river in Palakkad district in Kerala, also has the awesome distinction of probably being the only railway station in the country which has a Bar ...

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