Now the days are getting cooler, and the burning of our limbs doesn't happen quite as bad as the burn is just skin, deep in the fantasies and dreams of the winter like the movies that we watched to pretend it wasn’t winter
Where the Rain is Born: Writings About Kerala Edited by Anita Nair.
A great deal of effort has been made to bring together "voices that haven't succumbed to the sheer beauty of Kerala and who have been able to decipher, if not appreciate, the conundrum that Kerala is”, such a collection would simply be uncritically welcomed. Therefore, it's with sincere delight that one finds the compilation of writings on Kerala appealingly named 'Where the Rain is Born' and abridged by Bangalore's own Keralite, Anita Nair. This anthology of writings gives the greenhorn a peek into the contradictory medley that is “Gods Own Country”- Kerala.
This collection is made special because the articles are descriptions of eminent authors like Pankaj Mishra, Arundhati Roy, David Davidar and several more and their lucid memories of ‘Gods own country’. In addition to each author recording a dissimilar subject, the book carefully covers the societal ethos and cultural of this small state packed with inspiring splendour.
A tantalizing mix of expected, and really unexpected names make up a list of thirty-four writers in the table of contents. Consequently, even as one discerns that the voices of Kamala Das, Vasudevan Nair, Basheer or Vijayan OV are destined to be told in 'Where the Rain is Born', and one is pleasingly astounded to meet the likes of a Salman Rushdie: speaking in ‘The Moor's Last Sigh’. Every one of them coalesce to fetch alive the languorous exquisiteness and electric political and social culture of this miniature state that has been listed as one of the top 50 vacation destinations in the world. ‘Where the Rain is Born’ comes as a winner, a fusion of essays, extracts, short stories and poems from published books both in Malayalam and English: this collection provides an alluring peek into the opulent and assorted tiers of feelings that Kerala has to offer. The collection is suitable for anyone who is intent on savouring Kerala in small doses. #RRO#RROIndia#wheretherainisborn#book#books#bookgram#monsoon#rain#kerala#insta#instamood#instalike#instagram#bookish#bookoftheday#anitanair#anitanairauthor
Sometimes hardships bring the best highlights in life. I’ve often enjoyed isolation and the first layers of depression, but there is always a risk of sinking too deep if you’re not careful.
Why am I writing this caption here? Because sometimes it’s easier when there’s two of you and one pulls you out.
Disfrutar de la lluvia. Divertirte como niño pero aprovechar la adultez para apreciarlo. India me despierta, me conecta.
Y es imposible no hacerlo en uno de los Ashram más famosos del mundo, donde The Beatles compuso casi 50 canciones en una semana.
India: sos especial. Gracias por entrar en mi vida un año y medio atrás, y generar ese desequilibrio y armonía.
Gracias por demostrarme que jamás podría callar lo que mi corazón grita.
📍Rishikesh, India 🇮🇳 septiembre 2018
Enjoying the rain. Having fun as a child but take advantage of adult to appreciate it. India wakes me up, connects me.
And it is impossible not to do it in one of the most famous Ashram in the world, where The Beatles composed almost 50 songs in a week.
India you are special, thank you for entering my life a year and a half ago and generating that imbalance and harmony.
Thank you for showing me that I could never shut up, what my heart screams.
📍Rishikesh, India 🇮🇳 September 2018