These are the specimens of contemporary water crafts from the East and the West, built in traditional outlooks. The houseboats from the backwaters of Kerala in India, used mainly for the tourist purposes, mechanized fishing boats from the coastal belts of the Arabian Sea are the currently available models of the boat designing in the East. Simultaneously we can see the Western counterparts of the sailing crafts and other varieties of boats in the ports of the Arabian Sea in the Western Coasts of India.
The coastal scenes in South India (Kerala) during the summer season are painted with the coconut palms bordering the lakes in confluence with the Arabian Sea;the evening lights make blushes on the frills of palm-leaves and the plants laid out wild in the untouchable corners of the shore,away from the catch of human beings. The sky which is about to fade by the setting sun was to welcome the new moon as the sign of the night and there was a colorful kite flying in the sky as if to kiss the moon reminding a summer night’s dream…!
In the noon the lake found calm in the gentle air that blew out of the leaves in a peaceful pace and the surface of water remained pleasing to the reflections from the banks…! A leisure boat was at rest near the tree that kept itself blissful in the pleasing wind under the sunshine of the noontime….!The banks awaited the visitors with colorful vessels to move around…!
In the lakes eastwards to the Arabian Sea , the boats travailing and fishing find their postures on the move ,the rest and the rush after fishing in the noon,afternoon and in the evening….,
The contrasting red and blue made the fishing vessels into a fluorescent sea-bird,A bird that shoots out of the waves with catch and colorful wings…, The ethnic cruises pleated in bamboo-panels and Palm-leaves found their trails across the deep blues bordered around with dense green backgrounds of the hot-noon vegetation in the lakeside…,The ripples shone bright and the banks rest under the dark shades…,The backwaters frilled in coconut palms found dozing against noontime hangovers of the dredgers..,And the Kites flew holding the wings ahead, afar from the dozing banks……!And the yards close to the banks breathed in silence !And made the shades more dark and deep in dense deep greens…..!