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I Regret the Poor quality of the shot, rendered so by refraction of my lens in the SONY DSC P43, every time I use my flash in the night...
I hate to discard this shot, for the life it shows...Hope some TEs can suggest me some thing on this...

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Sequel to my previous post, Kondattam-I, you can see the drummer in action. This Big one is called as "Dhidum". Many different types like "parai", "thappatai" ( on the sides), etc are being used. However this big one is the highlight of all, beaten with finality of shot, ringing across the village & which makes the dancers around to vibrate along...
You can see a typical "Minor", from my previous post, in Shiny yellow shirt actively participating in the process of encouraging the drummers.
The drummers them selves, presently being a part of a sidelined community, are a remaining evidence to their golden past, when they held sway across villages & King`s procession in the olden days..
In spite of the overwhelming influence of any thing cinema, these heroes still hold sway in the country side.

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