Oxford beat Cambridge in the Boat Race

Oxford beat Cambridge by just over a length in the 163rd Boat Race, with a finishing time of 16 minutes and 59 seconds. They won four times in five years. The Dark Blues, who included brothers Oliver and James Cook in their crew, were able to use their power to stay ahead of Cambridge’s higher…

Snake boat race of Aranmula

Aranmula Uthrittathi Vallamkali, Snake boat regatta of Kerala, took place  during the Onam festival. Palliyodams (snake boats) 103 feet long,  with 4 helmsmen 100 rowers and moved in pairs with singing voice Vanchyppattu from the 25 oarsmen singers wearing white mundu and turban, with crowd cheering their favourite team from the banks of the river. Palliyodams…