Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art from Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam. The theme of the performance is playing hide-and-seek with a hunter wielding a gun. The event generates a great deal of excitement both for the spectators from near and far and for the performers.
Performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil. Literal meaning of Pulikali is the 'play of the tigers' hence the performance revolves around the theme of tiger hunting.
Photography is my language of expression. I believe in the free spirit of mind and soul and try to reach out to the world with such freedom. I travel for photography or I photograph for travelling I do not know. Perhaps that’s the answer I seek every time I go out…. My passion for photography has made me to travel to destinations I would have otherwise never travelled and meet people I would have never ever met. That’s the greatest achievement out of all my travels. I’d like to call myself a photographer who loves to travel. I love the concept of capturing moments and making it eternal through composition which has limitless possibilities of interpretations bound only by human imaginations. I consider a photograph to be complete when a viewer spends time looking at it and tries to construe his own story through his imagination.
I hail from India, a country which is traditionally and culturally the most diverse of all. This has given me ample opportunities to learn document and understand such diversities and kept my thirst for travel alive. I have visited and revisited many places of India and still wish to do so and express myself best in the language I know and love the most…Photography…..
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