People of Pollachi

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Kaleem and I


My grandfather was a mahout. My father was too. When I was born, he named me Mani. Today, ‘Kaleem-Mani’ – is how I am…

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Red Sand Artisan


I was hesitant initially. I resisted learning from my father, the art that my ancestors skilfully mastered and embraced as a lifestyle for many…

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Fruits of Life


The world around me elapses – busy vehicles in vivid colors passing through, focused on their destination, while the tree that I sit under…