Friday, December 21, 2007

Muzhappilangad Drive-in beach, Kerala

I've already written about the Muzhappilangad drive-in beach in Kerala. Here is a snap taken before the indigenous F1 race starts on the beach!!
Did you take a note of the name of the beach - Muzhappilangad? For non Mallus and Tams (Malayalams and Tamils) it's really a feat to pronounce the 'zh' in the name. It's the closest transliteration of something pronounced like 'RRH'. Such a transliteration is very common in Mallu and Tam names. Centuries back the Britishers were just awed by such names and simplified them from Kozhikode to Calicut. I believe they got tired when they might have come to Muzhappilangad and forgot to simplify!!

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