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8 Tahun Digodok di Sekolah Seni Kerala Kalamandalam, Sanggup?

“Gio, what the fu*k are we doing here?” Edin mengikuti langkah kaki saya turun dari bus Kerala Blog Express yang sejuk lalu menemui panas terik di luar. Tertawa saya karena sudah tahu karakter Edin sebenarnya. Ia bukan memaki, hanya mengungkapkan keheranannya. Lelaki Hispanik itu pasti terlewat membaca agenda hari ini yakni kunjungan ke sekolah seni Kerala...
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Empat Sekawan Blusukan di Kampung Chowara, India

“APAKAH ia buronan? Pembunuh berantai?” Kami terpana menatap wajah perempuan separuh baya itu. Sebelah matanya tampak menyipit dan sebelah lainnya terbelalak dengan raut muka angker. Bibirnya mengerucut tipis, seakan siap melontarkan sumpah serapah. Ia bagaikan perempuan penuh kemarahan, mungkin dikhianati lelaki, mungkin dicampakkan keluarga, mungkin sakitnya tak kunjung sembuh hingga ia murka pada dewa-dewa, entahlah....
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Kollam Beach | Tales From The Shore

disgiovery.id KOLLAM Beach is located at the shoreline of Kollam (formerly known as Quilon) in the Indian state of Kerala. Its famous port was once part of the international spice trade, and was extolled by explorers such as Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta. I was there in one peaceful morning. I could only hear hear...
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Perdana Kelana Kerala

BURUNG-BURUNG gagak bertamu di balkon kamar. Koak! Koak! Entah apa yang mereka patuk sehingga menimbulkan suara ketuk. Saya terjaga dari lelap. Rasanya baru sekejap merebahkan diri di ranjang, ternyata hari sudah beranjak pagi. Tirai di jendela kamar bagai berpendar oleh sinar matahari yang pelahan menyeruak masuk. Hilang sudah kantuk. Ini adalah hari pertama kegiatan Kerala Blog...
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My Flavoury Colours Of India

PRESIDEN Soekarno sedang beramah-tamah dengan Marilyn Monroe sementara saya berdiri tak jauh di hadapannya, berbincang dengan chef Ashwani Kumar Singh. Kami sedang berada di Signatures Restaurant-Hotel Indonesia Kempinski dalam rangkaian kegiatan Colours of India yang diadakan tanggal 2-17 Oktober 2014 untuk menyambut Diwali Festival (festival cahaya yang diadakan tiap musim gugur). Alunan sitar mengumandangkan nuansa...
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Varkala | The Getaway & The Gateway

VARKALA lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, India. Well known for its majestic red cliffs that are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea, Varkala is also steeped in history, and is an important Hindu pilgrimage destination.   The Getaway Unspoiled beaches, red rocks & cliffs, and green palm trees. Sun-bathing, swimming, even some...
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SMILE Connecting People

disgiovery.id How to connect to other people especially strangers? Use our universal language: smile. All pictures in this album is taken place in Kerala, India. I don’t speak any Malayalam, and sometimes I don’t understand their Malayali accent even when they’re talking in English, but I do find a simplicity in making connection with these...
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Kerala Blog Express | HAPPY Recipe

  H A P P Y main ingredients: 27 bloggers from around the world 6 Malayali herb boys + 1 Mumbaikar spice girl 1 ultimate Manoj from Vasudevan family directions: 1. Put all the ingredients into a rear-mounted-6-cylinder-7-litre-diesel-290-horse-power-mean-machine Volvo bus. Pour some sleep-bomb and head-wobble. 2. Marinate with tender coconut water for 15 days (you...
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Terpana Kerala On Panorama

FINALLY, an article about my trip to Kerala, India, has been published in a national print magazine, Panorama, for Nov-Dec 2014 edition. With the tagline ‘Seeing The World Differently”, this magazine is definitely one of Indonesia’s leading magazines in travel & lifetsyle. Entitled ‘Terpana Kerala’, I wrote about how mesmerizing Kerala is with its backwater...
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