Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tripunithura the land of beautiful girls.. who said it ?
I heard someone saying that tripunithura is the land of beautiful girls. Who spread that wrong rumour? Are there girls?, is the first question. I have never seen any girls in tripunithura, cochin 682301 since years. All you can see are old ladies, married Aunts; I hope the rumour was to spread that tripunithura is the land of beautiful old ladies.
It would go this way.. a land with a lot of temples and good pople, thats Tripunithura. The later being a wrong rumour, unless I discover oh.. I was wrong. It could also be the case that I go to office at 8.30 Am and return by 6:30 or 9 Pm so could not see any of them. But again a question araises... Where do they go on Sundays?
Though it may appear a bit kidding and Girl fantasy; this is not the case. The purpose of this post is to say that, people here in Tripunithura are restricted to their families. They do not have much to think beyond the boundaries of it.
You could notice that things have not changed from past. I went through an article written by Iswary tamburan about her life here. She says " The Athachamayam was supposed to be a glorious event. But I never got to see it. Those days, the female members of the family were allowed to go to the Hill Palace to see the royal procession only if the Maharajah was from their branch of the family. The male members had no such restriction. " It is the fact that is still prevailing among many houses here not with the attachamayam or other ulsavams but still with the discrimination amoung genders or restrictions.
You could see most of the people here as tamil brahmins or the royal families who settled from Trissur or other parts of Kerala including from Alapuzha.
The people of Cochin are not so energetic and tripunithura being the calm and inactive place except the ones you could notice on the ulsavam days. When you compare Mumbai or other cities you may find no energy in cochin and tripunithura being the most silent amoung all.
I hope it get some energy when I laugh though has stopped after me suffering from fever. So lets wait for the active guy to be back.Anyway if you feel I am wrong you could register your thoughts through this post.