The Lanterns Restaurant premises play host to several cultural events in Bahrain; mostly paintings and photography. The photo was captured during one such photography exhibition, organised by the Bahrain Arts Society recently.
Cultural events and ritual arts were the focus of the Tourism Week organised by the Kerala Tourism department in September 2010. In this photo, the manager of such a group goes through printed media to quickly catch up with the current happenings or to while away the time.
Found in the same venue was this Ottamthullal artist, who was seen painting his face green all by himself. The costumes are not as prominent or heavy as Kathakali. Most of the artists said they could easily manage the make-up themselves.