Boatman of Kerala

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Soman Chettan (elder brother in Malayalam language ) is the boatman in pic 

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Soman Chettan rows his boat for the tourists and some locals who need to cross over 

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Soman Chettan loves his beetle leaf and one can find him at the junction Enjoying his beetle leaf 

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Soman Chettan has served his nation in the capacity of a soldier and is retd now 

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Soman Chettan has a lot to tell about the place, backwater, day to day affairs 

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At age 65, Soman Chettan can swiftly row the boat without a sweat in his brow 

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Soman Chettan talks about people dumping plastics and how less aware they are about destroying the backwater eco system

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He leads a retired life, takes his own time rowing in the backwaters 

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The pole he carries is 24 ft in length and in an off season, the centre of the river bed is at 22ft

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Soman Chettan says there is a definite change in the climate and the recent floods in kerala are the evidence 

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Soman Chettan remembers a time when people listened and now all they get is angry (the people)

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Rowing makes him patient 

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Together we can keep our water body clean is what Soman Chettan says

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Have you seen the backwaters yet ?

 

13 thoughts on “Boatman of Kerala

  1. Loved it sir. These pictures n the captions speak a thousand words. Well captured essence! Keep up the great work. Looking forward to next publish

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  2. Hi Arun,
    I am Alwin and I have blog named “Edukaliloode” in which I write mainly stories and also some experiences. I was looking for a boatman image for my latest post and I found your photographs really impressive and apt for that. I am hereby asking you permission to use any of the above images in my post. Kindly please consider this request and let me know your decision.

    My blog : https://alwinthoppan.wordpress.com/

    Thanks & regards
    Alwin

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