São Gabriel

This is the stunningly realistic oil painting of São Gabriel; the flagship of Vasco da Gama’s armada for his first voyage to India in 1497-1499. After he invaded Kochi, the locals fought its new captors valiantly. The ship is featured in the 2011 Malayalam movie Urumi and is said to be a masterpiece. Hopefully, it will…

Going Full Throttle

Highlighting the connection between the Arabs, Indus Valley Civilization settlers and Kerala is the Maritime Museum in Kochi. The museum brings out some very interesting history of ship building in India. This is one of the speed dials on the iconic ships that the navy manned back in the days. The museum also has interesting…