Monday, August 22, 2011

Nick Names

Hitler was one of the blockbuster Malayalam movie released on 1996 .The script of this movie deals with the story of a responsible masculine brother and four pretty sisters The renowned Malayalam film actor mamooty enacted the role of the young handsom brother .More than a brother this young handsome is a defender for these pretty women. Due to his tenacious attitude people frightened to talk with Mr. Madavan kutty moreover, they also made associate madavan kutty’s character with ferocious german ruler Hitler

Mr. Sainudheen is one of potential Malayalam film actor .most of his performance deals comedy roles in film.His acting style or mannerism reminds the childlike behavior of a mature man . In this movie Mr. Sainudheen act like a ridicule body guard of Hitler madavankutty’s pretty sisters . Inorder to sign up the appointment with hittler madavan kutty both sainudhien and his mother adoor bhavani reached mamooti’s native place where they made query on Madavan kutty’s house to naughty Jadadeesh and his gang. Mr.Jagadeesh edavela babu and others were secretly flirt with the pretty sisters of Mamooty .And mamooty does not like those mess around gang .Neither petty Sainudheen aware of it nore he has seen Mr.Madavan kutty in person .Tricky Jagadesh and his peer group take this opportunity granted and taken them to the workstation of mamooty also they have advise Sainudheen to ask madavankutty that who was hittler madavan kutty there. Sainudheen repeatedly asked mamooty such a way that who was Hittler madavan kutty there .when he repeated the question third time mamooty slapped on Sainudheen’s face

My intreast is revolve around the narrative ,creative and the political aspect of these witty nick names .These Nick names mostly evolve from occupation, mannerism, family, ancestors, history religion ,cast, and so on . Similar to the conversation between Adoor Bhavani Sainudheen and mamooty here is a incident taken plce in kadavanthra too .This is a story about two strangers who wanted to meet Kangaroo Josa.

Kangaroo josa:Mr .Joseph is a construction contractor in kadavanthra .His nike name is kangaroo .One day a stranger came close to his house and enquired about the locality of kangaeroo josa’s house .A few naughty guys deliberately directed him to Mr.Joseph’s mother who stood in a ration shop . She was replied to the strange gentle man such a way that she had four kids unfortunately ,She had’t given birth to a kangaroo so far

Alakkukaran Josa: Mr.Joseph doesn't have bold head however his physical feature and the round framed on the face speck reminded me the kitsch statue of Mahatma Gandhi. His substantial allowance depends on the laundry business .Due to the nature of his business this gentle man known as Alakkukaran

Kalan josa :Mr Joseph was one of my neighbor and he is no more. he is a tall and lean moreover when we compare his leg with the other parts of his body the legs seems to be tallest in nature.Due to the elongated features of his legs people calls him Kalan Josa

Pallan Josa:Mr.Joseph is one of the efficient carpenter in Kdavanthra.His overgrown friend teeth bulge outside to the mouth .Due to his deficiency of face people called him Pallan Josa

Smarto joseph
:Smarto is the brand name of under garments and Mr. Joseph was the owner of this brand .Due to this ownership of this company Mr. Joseph known as Smarto Joseph. One of my cousin and Mr. Joseph’s youngest daughter were good friends moreover both these girls were pretty. The wicked boys who fool around and flirt the pretty girls use to call Mr.Joseph’s daughter smarto
Bra Josa : Mr.joseph is an owner of a small textile shop in kadvanthra . it was Initially a special undergarment outlet .Moreover, He is an efficient undergarment tailor. His stitching skill of undergarment become a nickname for him. He was known as Bra josa

panchara George (sugar George).Mr.George is a dealer of construction materials. Among the other construction materials he was monopoly of distributing a special white sand moreover this peculiar off white sand resembles to sugar Monopoly of this special white sand distribution become the identity of Mr. George and he was known as panchara George

Muttakarathi(egg seller):In the beginning,vegetables,crops,birds and animals were also a substantial allowance of the people in kadavanthra.One of my friend Mr.Siju’s grandmother use to sell the eggs to the neighboring houses Later the naughty neighbors called her muttakarathi(egg seller)
She is a daring character so that People afraid to call her by nike name . His grandmother use to wear the traditional Christian wear called Chatta and mundu .Chatta and Mundu was the traditional dress of Christian women of Kerala. Full blouse, Kavani and Mundu with special pleats at the back constitutes a typical Chatta and Mundu set.
Both my grandmother and muttakarathi were regular to the morning spiritual service More than a place of spiritual experience the morning prayer was a social gathering for them. They used to meet up near to the main gate of the church and share varies local news

Rajavu Paylee(The kingPaylee)Chivittunadakam is is a highly colorful Christian classical art form originated in Gothuruth village,Kerala. Chavittu Nadakam is believed to be originated after the arrival of Portuguese to the Kerala shores. The reason behind this assumption is that Chavittu Nadakam has a significant European Character in its costumes and outfits .A person in kadavanthra use to enact as king in chivittu nadakam chhivettu nadakam and the charectors remember through a couple of nick names

zero Joy I am talking about the time where there was neither mobile phone nor cable TV were popular in Kerala .A group of young gentle man gather under the shadow of water apple tree and spared mats on the ground. They played cards and had a get together in every Sundays .Considering Sunday is a day for relaxation gamble exceeded till the time of dinner .They use to play different games .Among these card players Mr. Joy was efficient in playing zero later his efficiency become a nike name for him

Dr.Kumaran:Mr.Kumaran was an old man and he was an attendant in ernakulam Gv.General Hospetial. Because he was working in hospetial the naughty neighbors has awarded him a doctorate

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A story of mind, medicine and magic

A few artists deliberately implement the possibilities of two opposing function or the different extremes in a work of art and this strange communion may create a contradiction to our presupposition. However, it also make a awful insight or a new ways of perception to the viewer . The renowned French artist Rene Magritte ‘s paintings deals with the conglomeration of presupposed icon amalgam .His painting entitled Haggle’s holiday is one of the typical examples for this mode of representation .There is an article entitled ,’sovereign stain ‘ is based on this work .This article is based on a beautiful letter conversation of Magritte to the renewed cultural theorist Susi Gamblic .Objective of these letters explain the geneses and the engender of the work of art entitled Hegel's Holiday.

This works of art is a conglomeration or the juxtaposition of two opposing functions .Two objects which he incorporated in this work of art is a glass and an umbrella .This letter says one hundred and fifty sketches Magritte made prelude tothe final piece of art. In this conversation Magritte says a glass that admit water unlike an umbrella repel water .In the month of June the Bashaposhni magazine portray the biography and curative experience of Dr.Achapalla Joseph. While reading about this Gynecologist and her memorable curative experience. I could correlate her biography with the usage of opposite force in a work of art in general particularly Rene Magritte’s painting entitled The Hegell’s Holiday and his scripture discussion with Suzi Gablik

being a Gynecologist her responsibility to take care the new breath .her way of life can very well compare with Gardner who take care the flourishing vegetation and dazzling blossoms .She is also a person who receive the new born baby However this eighty seven year old doctor remain as a spinster.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A story of mind, medicine and magic.

Bashaposhini is one of the oldest Malayalam literary review magazines . In the month of June Bashaposhini magazine showcase the curative experience of three different doctors .They are Dr.Punanjital Kunjabudalla,Dr. Dr.Achapilla Joseph And Dr. Kraveendran . In The first article Dr. Punanathil Kunjabudalla featured his therapeutic experience. But the last two articles are the couple interviews of Dr.Achapilla Joseph with Mr.V.K Sri Raman and Dr. Ravindreen, interviewed by Ms.Asha Thomas.
Ms. thomas begun her writing with a gentle and poeatic preface On Dr.Raveendren however she addressed him as an adivassi vidyan the way Dr.Raveendran addressed by Ms. Thomas suggest the sense of discrimination She addressed him as adivassi vidyan . Vidyan is the malayalam meaning of English word doctor . I absolutely agree with it but the tearm adivassi is erroneous moreover, it reflects the sense of marginalization. Dr.Raveendran is a Cancer specialist. The perception of this nifty doctor on medicine and his curative practice is vivid and rational. Moreover the so called modern people also approach this doctor for the better treatment. It says the ingenious medicine also relevant in Post modern world

It is interesting to read the article which written by Dr.Punithil Kunjabudalla .this article is depict the transformative journey between the indigenous medical practice to various modern healing practice in kerala .Even though, he is a modern medical Practitioner his objective or the crux of this article is all the curative practice engender from raw medicine
Dr.Punjathil kunjabdulla is one of the a renewed writers in contemporary Malayalam literature. And ,this article narrates his curative experience through creative language. The native place of Dr. Kunjabudalla is Vadakara .It is one of the small villages in the northern belt of Kerala .In this article Dr.Kujabudalla portray a couple of doctors who practice ingenious medicine .Also he explain the launch of modern medicine in the small village like Vadakara . The history of therapy in vadakara he formulate from his house itself because , His great grandfather also was a doctor who used to make various ingenious medicine for Cataracts and Conjunctivitis .There was a plenty of consumers for his medicine both in Vadakara and Mysoor .Mysoor situates in Karnadaka which is one of the the adjacent states of Kerala. In order to sell those Surumas every month he was travelled to Karnadaka .
The place in between Vadakara and mysoor is forest and he use to travel by walk towards the destination place . On the way to Mysore he brutally attacked by a cruel jackal and he passed away in the forest itself .Dr. Kunjabudalla is proud to be one of the Offspring of This ingenious doctor. He also memorize such a way that the renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway‘s grandfather was also a dentist and the dental instruments which he was used been displayed in the Hemingway museum at Chicago. Here he gracefully associated himself and his grandfather with the history of Ernest Hemingway
Most of these ingenious healing practices in kerala goes with various religion , rituals ,and beliefs .Plenty of hard core black magic believers were there rather than medicine they prefer the magicians I would rather call them doctors however, Those so called councilor known as Mullas, muslialyans ,Aiyath ,Soors ,Laddan and Mullaka Their prescription of medicine include s chanted water, threads and hymn which written on a white Porcelain plates .They write various hymn in Urdu with the usage of natural ink made out from ink nut .They narrate the mystic text with kamalan it is a one kind of pen and ,it was made out of Bamboo stick . After completion of writing the plate divides into four pieces by using the horizontal and vertical line .He pore a little water in the edge of the plate and smack and scrap with figure .After smacking and scarping the plate that water offer to patient. This curative practice known as Ayethere. Usually the mullacka advise the patient to have either three or saven days of course of Aiyathee .Each day the mullacka used to meet patient in his or her house and make this magical drink .This mystical drink known as aiyathee kashayam .People get cured by those holy water and sanctified threads Here, Dr. Kunjabudallda amusingly narrate about a doctor who practice Sufism in his therapeutic practice .His name was mulla koya thankal. He was not regular to mosque, however he meditate three hours per a day .Dr. thangal had thousands of patients in his dispensary . He look after all patients inquisitively .His means of consultation is amusing because .Apart from medicine patient he also offered delicious food .Rather prescribe medicine He offer various beautiful gifts alike a perfume bottle , a smart piece of shirt ,pocket radio and many more .One day few people approach this doctor with a little deaf girl .Immediate after the preliminary consultation with the little girl .The doctor kept his finger in a glass of water and offered it her to drink . Soon after drunk the glass of water the verbal disability of the child absolutely fade away. The mystical therapeutic practices of the doctors in this article remember me to think about the different characters in the writings of the Latin American writer Gabriel García Márquez

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mapping the Earth and People

Mr.Varuthu is one of the nephews of my father however since three years old my father was his mentor . He was become an efficient driver in his late teenage .He learned the skill of driving from Kottiyezath Kitten Menon.Soon after learning the skill of driving he appointed as a driver in a oil mill where they manufacture coconut oil .The oil mill was close to St. George Puttan Pally . While he was a employ there Mr.Varuthu got married with Ms.Rosa Immediate after marriage he appointed as a driver of Mr. Paul Louise who, was one of the richest man in Perumanoor. Mr.Louis has given little property to Mr.Varuthu where he built a house. Soon after the completion of building a house he moved to new house.

Car drivers were respected with courtesy because few richest people had both a car and drivers as well . Mr.Varuthu was a gentle man so that almost all the people in perumanoor respected him .Mr. Louis had an estate in peerakanni and Mr. Varuthu use to drive his car towards peerakanni regularly . One of the particular nature of the car was the strange whistle, till now I have never seen a shrilling car which Mr. Louise had. While driving the car so my mother could perceive sound from home which was in Puthumana parambu and she use to identify the sound .
Mr. Varuthu had various source of getting money but, the financial stability made his behavior change .He jell with posh people in and around perumanoor and frequently had get-together .His busy schedule made him to ignore my father .
One day my father has seen Mr.Varuthu’s car been parked in front of the judge’s house . And, my father requested me to go and ask three rupee from Mr. Varuthu for the requirement of my brother Mr. George’s school fees .He dress in blaze rand tie and sat inside the car and I felt a little proud to ask money from him unfortunately his answer made me disappointed . Mr. Louise passed away while he was in Peerakanni and , Mr.Varuthu could not gone well with Louis’s family members so that he discontinue the driver job Later he joined as a driver in Cochin Ship yard Unfortunately ,Within a short span of time he retired from the job and started face various financial struggle . He use to browed money from various people and somehow he managed the domestic needs and daily requirement .This is the time when the central government of India begun to encroach the property for form Cochin Ship Yard unfortunately his house also included in the requirement property .There was a legal dispute between the Central Government of India and the local people who had a house in the present shipyard locate .Majority of the local people put forward an argument such a way that unless the government of India give property to the people who had property in shipyard they would not live the place .
Following ten years the central government of India did not bombard the local people rather, the government of India formed a colony for the people who had house in Shipyard.This migrated place known as Giri Nagar.This township made while Mr. V. V. Giri, was the President of India . The standard rate which Government of India decided for the houses were in shipyard was only for thousand rupee The house where Mr.Varuthu had in the Cochin shipyard also rated same .The rate which India government decided on the property was partially low so that Majority of local people were protest against the decision rather they requested a in genuinely made a request to Mr. Varuthu such a way that to join along with the opinion of local people gathering and request government to give a new house . The duration of the conversation between myself and Mr. Varuthu on behalf of the encroach agreement was three days . However ,He had an idea to shift his living station from perumanoor to the place named Kakanadu .This decision was taken with the advise of his close friend Mr. Varghese he was locally known as Mallon Vakkachan . He camouflage this decision from me .Few days after I have sceen him neare to the gate of Gov. treasure where he came to receive money .Soon after the property settlement with Government He brought ten sent of property in Kakanadu and shifted his place for ever . His younger son was a watch repairer later he looked after his parents .Due to the financial requirement Mr.Varuthu forced to sell the property which he had in Kakanadu and he moved to the Elder son Mr.Joseph ,who had a house at a place named Pallarivattom .Few months back Joseph’s wife omitted blood and passed away.Mr.Joseph had three sons within a year of his wife’s sudden demise he got married with another women she is from Mulavu kadu. Mr. Varuthu could somehow managed the financial deeds and again he brought a little property in Kakanadu itself there he made a shed .Later there was a silly dispute inside the family of Mr. Varuthu due to this reason his wife went back to his elder son Mr. Joseph. There she was unwell at that time and ,on 1966 August she passed away. Her grave is in palarivattom parish .
The second son of Mr.Varuthu was a patient due to the reason he hired a house in palarivattom itself .Because of the unhealthy nature Thomas could not go to job regularly instead his wife Ms.Mary use to do domestic works in one of the richest man Mr. Chackola’s house and look after her husband Mr. Thomas and four children. Mr. Thomas Passed away before his mother but untle her death however, no one told the precious loss of her son Mr.Thomas.

Immediate after Mr.Varuthu become unwell inadequate food was one of the reason for his sickness .While he was bedridden I had a visit to him and requested him to come along with me to Perumanoor .He replayed me such a way that he is But,he told me such a way that he was mentally depressed while he get out from the bed he would come to perumanoor . On 1966 November 11’th Friday early morning Mr.Varuthu passed away his grave was neighbor to his close friend Mr. Varghese(Malloth Vakkachan)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Story telling Portrait

My father worked as a clerk in a salt pan which was in Mallipuram and I have two brothers my elder one was an artist .We survived within the salary of my father .My elder brother’s name was Mr. George and he studied till forth standard ,myself and our younger brother Mr. Antony studied till fifth standard . My father used to procure various artistic commissioned work from the families like karikassary and thyssary these family were located in malipuram and these artist commission work done by my artist brother. He was very lazy due to his lethargic attitude he has taken at least six month to complete a small piece painting . Malipuram is a beautiful village and it is in vipen island . In order to hand out the finished piece of painting he use to go malipuram by boat and the boat driver was ottupurakal perooty valyappan .in order to get good feedback on his work my mother use to give a votive offering to the almighty god .She does it when he start journey from perumaroor to Malipuram .While coming back from Malipuram he use to bring not less than twenty rupees
Due to the financial crises of our family I could not continue my schooling instead ,I learned book binding skill .I have learned book making skill from Mr. Malayakeial Mathew’s and his binding press located near to Puthan kovilakam (new palace).I have taken four year of duration to learn book making skill . Mr. Mathew use to give one rupee in the special occasions like Christmas and Easter .While learning book binding I wish to get a job in Ernakulum Gov .press and I also made certain effort to get the job there .
Mr. Ambatt Esseramenon has refer my name to Mr. TS Narayanaiar who was the one of the gov. secretaries of cochin state . On behalf of this letter I had many visit to the office of Mr. Iyyer unfortunately I could ‘nt get any favorable response from him .
Varuthu kutty assan was One of the well-wisher of our family suggested me to drew Mr. Iyyer,s portrait it help Mr. Iyer he may get good impression on me and it also may help me to get a job in government press cochin .We have seen lot of possibility on his opinion .My brother agreed to start a portrait painting of Mr, Iyer and he could complete it within few month .While going to deliver this painting to Mr. Iyer Varuthukutty assan also accompanied with me . Mr.Iyer has seen his portrait and he did not satisfy the depiction of headdress in that portrait .However, he had a block printed portrait with him and he wish my gifted portrait presentation should also look like that .The blamed portrait created with Indian ink on paper so that it was pretty difficult me to manage correction of headdress yet I somehow managed it .Twice I amend it however, I could not satisfy his artistic requirement.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bicycle story

There was a bicycle repairing shop near to my home .The bicycle shop was functioned in the small veranda of a house and the shop managed by two brothers named Mr.Sunny and Mr. Unni .It seems their father had a retail business he is known by his profession his name was kunjappan and he is known as kachavadakaran more than the name both Mr.Sunny and Unni known as the sons of kachavadakaran .Both the brothers use to repair the cycle we use to go and collect the used tyers and the cycle tubs .We use to play with wheel and made catapult out of olden used old tubes .
they had a couple of bicycle available for rent in that shop .The cost of hiring a cycle was one rupee per hour .The rented cycle doesn’t have much facilities for instance it neither having carrier nor the mirror still the adolescents use to rent cycle. The little kids mostly rent it for learn cycling .There was small cycle also available for rent and the target customer of the small cycle was the little mischievous kids. They had only two small cycles available in that shop so that people got those cycles for rent with great difficulty. These two brothers and their peers generate a lot of gossips among the people in our locality. They are also good enough to approach others with a sarcastic glance and back humor. They are so articulate enough so that no one expect them can understand the hidden sarcastic slang. While approach them to get cycle for rent they took it as a occasion to apply the back humor .

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Ammini is the pet name of my eldest daughter Teresa Juliet. She studied until tenth grade .Soon after the completion of her preliminary education she joined as a typist in a small organization named C.V. & company. Initial remuneration of my daughter in the company was thirty rupees only. However, within the eight month of short time span she got double increment and she used to get rupees hundred. In order to regulate or organize the financial need of my family I wish my daughter also to get a better job and we decided to look for the better opportunity. Among the other companies in India the Hindustan Machine Tools is one of the prominent organization and we decided to forward an application to HMT for the post of typist .Before appear to the formal interview We decided to approach our parish priest Rev. Father Peter Vadasai for a referential letter .Along with the latter of Rev. Father. Vadasai on 1964 September twenty fifth me and my daughter went to Hindustan Machine Tools .She had an official interview with Mr. Yesudas who was the general manager of Hindustan Machine Tools Limited .In order to get in the interview he advised her to clear Typewriting examination . Instantaneously she joined the type writing course and within a year of short time span she qualified typewriting examination.

Amini was eligible enough to the post of Typist in Hindustan Machine tools yet, we decided to request a recommendation or a referential letter from our parish priest .We have taken an appointment on twenty first march 1965 Unluckily he passed away a day before we met him .From the time Amini joined C.V & Company I was preparing to the investiture ceremony of newly build house .Due to the construction of my new house I had certain financial loyalty and that was the peculiar period I confront various pecuniary struggle. In order to depict the picture of Sacred Heart and install in the newly build home altar I applied one month long leave .While I was painting the sacred heart so, the people whom I had financial obligation been approached me. In order to deduct my financial reliability I reflected my ambiguity to the picture of incomplete sacred heart.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Off-white Reminiscences

The dress code of nun and priest make a dramatic sensation .The long gown which priest wears has two big pockets which carry various tiny and pretty gifts .It either resembles Santa Claus’s red color bag or a conjurer's long mysterious magic hat. As magician creates various visual illusions, the priest meticulously takes out the tiny gifts from the large pocket and distributes them to the infants. Either the gifts may be a small rosary, a cute pretty Virgin Mary, a color pencil or a fancy paper wrapped delicious chocolate .In fact these are the metaphors of love, caring, encouragement and so on. By giving and distributing these pretty gifts, the priest encourages the infants towards artistic and creative endeavors. The infant’s creative performance dealt with various visual forms; it may be either a tabloid about John the Baptist or a choreography, which based on the melodious musings of King Solomon or a Mono act, based on the story of St. Peter. the decoration of church and execution of tabloids and choir taken care by the various nuns .The nuns who involved to excited programs in our parish were Rev.Sister Lisa Mary, Rev.Sister Preema and Rev.Sister vijaya .

Rev.Sister vijaya and Rev.Sister Bellermine were my teachers who trained me for the Holy communion.. And, Sister bellermine is no more alive to train the little kids .
The preparation of the holy communion was based on two Christian rosary prayer book . And this book also describe about the seven sacraments and the relevance. it is mandatory to by heart this book and present it to the priest/ nun who trained us .Once we done with the oral presentation to the parish priest he distribute a letter ,which is the testimony or authorized document to receive the holly communion .Usually the holly communion takes place in the month of may but the preparation began in the month of April itself .Both April and may are the period of summer vacation obviously , children show lack of interest in these so called systematic or military modal religious teaching and learning . Unfortunately, all the parents and the nuns were villain characters for children because they pressurize the innocent and beautiful minds and made qualified to have the Holy Communion .Confession is one of the fascinating phase of the Holy Communion and it seems the confession is a tool with which a person enable to swipe their sins which they had happen to commit. The declaration of sign should keep secret within the priest it is the liability of the priest. I remember we had a run through or dummy confession before the real confession with the parish cleric and this replica confession undertaken by Rev. Sister vijaya . She enact alike a priest and she told such a way that each of us going to confess to the god rather than Rev.Sister Vijaya or any other priest .She also explain such a way that the priest who pay attention to the confession is a representative of omnipotent spirit

holy communion day is remarkable because The chief altar of the church ostentatiously decorate with the fancy material like white flowers ribbons, pearl and off white translucent fabric .The congregation and procession on the occasion of First holy communion celebration is conspicuous because the kids who are in first holy communion drape with white colour costume All the Girls wear white headdress and bouquet unlike the boys wear white headdress and carry a white decorative candle .And this occasion is the Reminiscences of off-white colour