This year even the vegetables used for food for the children are grown by them which is a real achievement
The preparation of food
The mad rush of events
Its just awesome
Now lets come to the paradoxes
Its more of a qauntitative competition
Many students train and study different art forms only for the event unlike in places like Tamilnadu
For eg a bharatanatyam artiste matures after years of study under a Guru to give an accepted perfomance not just months like for Kalolsavams
Of course among the participants there could also be such trained artises too but the dictum is to learn fast , learn many , and get prizes in maximum events
Second the rat race is stressful with protests court cases accusations and even violence
..kerala style of art indeed
This year the function just started already more than 650 court petitions
Iam sure a bunch of lawyers agents all walk around the venue to create instant petitions
The High court of Kwrala needs to seriously consider starting a mobile court and a police station in the premises .
Good training for the students to do the same when they become parents
Is stress infused into an young artiste the right way to excel in art .
It all is because of the grace marks for admission to professional colleges one gets by winning competitions the reason for the rat race .
And an excellent talent with all the training will land up a sad doctor later in life .
Thirdly slights and threats by politicians that they were ignored
This is Kerala
No wonder Swami Vivekananda labelled it as a madhouse