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© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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BURNING OF PAPPANJI

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Burning of Pappanji is a public celebration on the midnight of December 31 to usher in New Year’s festivities and carnival at Fort Kochi. It is a symbol of Kochi’s secular and festive spirit. The tradition started among the local people of Fort Kochi in the 1980s.

© ARVIND JOSE

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The Pappadam Makers of Cherlai

ANANYA RAJOO

Pappadam has a special place in the cuisine of Kerala. It is an essential part of the world-famous Kerala sadya, a crunchy accompaniment to many of Malayali’s favourite dishes that immediately wins the heart of anyone tasting Kerala food.

© ROUTE COCHIN

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Thampy - The Miller

ANANYA RAJOO

The story of a passionate miller who runs a 67-year-old mill in the Gujarati quarter of Mattancherry and continues to follow the old ways of the food trade he learned from his father.

© ROUTE COCHIN

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A Jewish Autumn in Kochi

ANANYA RAJOO

Celebrating the Jewish Fall Festivals - Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth and Simchat Torah - with Cochin Jews, a small community trying hard to keep alive the most sacred and revelous days of Jewish life in Kochi.

© KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE

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KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE 2018

KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE

KMB 2018 seeks to invoke the cosmopolitan spirit of the modern metropolis of Kochi and its mythical past, Muziris, create a platform that introduce contemporary international visual art theory and practice to India.

© SUDHITH XAVIER

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Breudher - The Story of a Dutch Bread

ROUTE COCHIN

Tracing the culinary history of Breudher, a sweet bread which is a part of the Anglo-Indian cuisine of Kochi and also made by the Eurasian communities in Sri Lanka and South East Asia.

© SUDHITH XAVIER

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NARENDRANATH
The Medicine Man

ROUTE COCHIN

Narendranath is the guardian of a dying heritage. At his tiny shop in Fort Cochin, shrunken in the course of time, he reigns as the devoted practitioner of an age-old system of medicine, a rich and valuable legacy left with him by his forefathers.

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