The feeling of being in the midst of a spiritually charged atmosphere could be the most alluring thing on earth, if you desire a whole lot of sanity and peace within. And no better place than Thrissur, if you ask me. I have lived in various cities across which embrace a whole lot of cultures though nothing beats life in this part of the world.

So much so, that I feel my evenings post retirement would be spent along the Swaraj Round – walking across the length and breadth of the town, after paying a visit to the lord Vadakkumnathan, roasted groundnuts in hand, a few movies occasionally, gearing up for the next ‘Pooram’ in all eagerness. I wouldn’t mind an elephant in my ‘ettukettu tharavadu’ too coz going into the temple grounds to catch a glimpse of one when needed, seems to be painful enough. 

And to speak of this now, a good 30-35 years before its gotta really transpire is the level of utter madness and a sense of extreme fascination that this small little town could take its people into.