Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some interesting photos

After reading my post Hey, rickshaw fellow blogger Nebu has kindly sent me these interesting photos. They are from the collection at Corpus Christy School (now Pallikoodam) at Kottayam, Kerala.

In the foreground is a small canoe, the type that is popular in Kuttanad area. In the background is an old hand pulled rickshaw. To its left is a pushcart and far left is a waterwheel (Chakram: The wheel that turned agricultural fortunes)

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Kariyachan said...

Apparently one personality from our village used to have a horse driven chariot(Kuthiravady), in his hey days. He later moved to Eranakulam and used to stay at a home called Kalpaka at Perumanoor.
His name was Mathew J Kollamparampil.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thank you Kariyachan. In fact, I knew the gentleman you have mentioned.
Wonder what happened to his 'kuthiravandy'.

Kariyachan said...

Dear At sir;

He passed away a bachelor long back, and his estate is still in dispute I think - between a trust and his immediate family members.

Nebu said...

I think its a bullock cart chassis not a push cart.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Kariyachan, we are talking about the same person.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Nebu, thank you for the correction.