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judging panel for selecting sketches
is glad to announce judges who are coming together to
select the best 14 entries that has been
invited from the public from all
over the world. The selected sketches will adorn the
introductory pages of 14 chapters of the book
'Puzha Malayalam' to be published on
the 05 of June 2010. The judges
will be gathering at Thunjan Parambu on the 27th APR 2010.
Judges (in alphabetical order)
C Jayakumar - a
passionate environmentalist, Jayakumar manages Thanal - an
NGO based in Kovalam.
People behind Thanal are those who have, at some point in
their lives, come together on the common concerns of nature
conservation, environmental health and justice.
Karunakaran - is renowned for his highly stylised
figures and intricately decorative patterns that weave
across the pictorial surface. CN is currently the chairman
of Kerala Lalita Kala Academy.
Dr.Latha Unnikrishnan - her name became synonymous
with Chalakudy river conservation. Set up the Chalakudy
River Research Centre and played a crucial role in
influencing public and political opinion against the
Athirapally hydro electric project.
Artist Madanan - Chief artist of Mathrubhumi weekly.
Many short stories and novels in Malayalam lived through the
characters he wove. His
sketches bring in nostalgia about Kerala to many
readers of Mathrubhumi weekly.
Rajiv Menon -
Cinematographer and film director, Rajiv Menon hails from
Aanakkara. Famous for his cinematography in
Morning Raga and
Guru, Rajiv also directed
Sujith Kumar - Co-author of 'Puzha Malayalam' Sujith
is another passionate environmentalist. His previous book on
agrarian practices of Kerala is now a study material for
Nair - “For me, Nila's significance is greater than
that of the greatest ocean in the world", Vasudevan Nair
once famously said. Pained at seeing the indifference of
people while Nila withers away in front of their eyes, MT
recently announced that he will not write any more about Nila!
Venu - The popular satirist Venu is a free-lance
cartoonist, columnist, painter and 2D animator. There are
hardly any periodicals in Malayalam that haven't carried Venu's signature
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