Category Archive: Arts and Culture

A young Kattai koothu performer

A young Kattai kooth performer during his make-up session at the Mylapore festival in Chennai

Kurumba tribal woman of Attappadi

Black and white portrait of an old Kurumba tribe woman of Attappadi in Palakkad district of Kerala

Jallikattu in Palamedu

Jallikattu (bull taming sport) from Palamedu in Madurai district

Naga Sadhu with a two-headed snake

Naga Sadhu with a two-headed snake wrapped around his head in Varanasi

Karthikai Deepam

A woman lighting oil lamps during the Karthikai Deepam festival in Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai

Dark-Eyed

Portrait of a dark-eyed naga sadhu from Varanasi, India

Muthappan Theyyam at Parassinikkadavu

Muthappan Theyyam performance at Parassinikkadavu temple in Kannur

Kanchipuram sari weaver

Kanchipuram sari weaver

Irula tribal woman of Attappadi

Black and white portrait of an old Irula tribe woman of Attappadi in Palakkad district of Kerala

Menacing

Black and white portrait of a menacing naga sadhu from Varanasi, India

Dushasana vesham in Kathakali

Portrait of a kathakali artist in dushasana make-up

A Rajinikanth fanboy

Black and white portrait of a boy holding a Kochadaiiyaan movie poster starring Rajinikanth at Udhayam theatre in Chennai

Maramadi

Photograph of Maramadi (Ox race) festival held in Kalluvathukkal village in Kollam, Kerala

Mudugar woman of Attappadi

Black and white portrait of an Mudugar tribe woman of Attappadi in Palakkad district of Kerala

Muchilottu Bhagavathi Theyyam

Muchilottu Bhagavathi Theyyam

Tholpavakoothu

Tholpavakoothu (Shadow puppetry) performance at Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan in Trivandrum, Kerala

Introspective

Black and white portrait of a naga sadhu from Varanasi, India

Jallikattu

Jallikattu (bull taming sport) from Palamedu in Madurai district