Arikuzha is a relatively small village in Kerala. It is the village in which I was born and brought up. The lush green that undulates in the rolling landscape is not unique to this village. Kerala is blessed with the bounty of nature in many ways. Hills and valleys, rivers and backwaters, and the whole coastal area on the west make the state a palette of variegated offering.
Here are a few pictures from Arikuzha.
|Road through the village|
|River through the village|
|Temple on the river bank|
Yesterday while I was walking along the village road I met an elderly person (74 years) who asked me whether I had any problem in my leg. I was limping slightly due to the fracture I had suffered in my foot three months back. I explained the matter to him. In the afternoon he came to my home with a herbal medicine he prepared himself. He advised me how to apply it on the foot and assured me that in 5 days time or even before that my limping would vanish. He wouldn’t accept any payment for the medicine. He told me that he gave medicines only to his friends and it was not a business for him. It was an act of love, of friendship. Such attitudes themselves can be very healing. And such attitudes have not vanished from many villages of Kerala yet.