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Many who visited #Rameswaram would have noticed northern coastal parts of Island(Palk bay named after Robert Palk) do not have waves but southern parts(Gulf of Mannar) has waves. Why.?, It is all geography.
It is one of the unique geographical feature in #TamilNadu #India 1/n
Palk Bay is a closed shallow sea(like a costal Lagoon) with ~15000sqkm area. In the east, it has - #SriLanka, west - #TamilNadu, North west - Cauvery delta, North east - Bay of Bengal (Palk strait-sea opening), South - Rameswaram island, Adam's bridge sand bar & sea openings 2/n ImageImage
1. In Palk Bay, bay of Bengal water enters through Palk strait and connected to Gulf of manner in the south through two openings.
2. Wind/Swell wave (sea waves due to wind flow over surface of sea in fetch distance) found it difficult to enter Palk bay though Palk strait 3/n
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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