Center of the the village Thimmanatham, the native place of Ochappan.
The house on the right, at a crospoint of the village, must be the nerve center meeting place seeing all the people gathering here on this festival day of Shivaratri.
Indeed the coconut leaves are the cheapest and most effective way to shelter from the hot burning sun, tiles still accumulate the heat. Even here you see a lot of television- antennas, no television at mothers house of Ochappan. All electrical wiring in Tamil Nadu is above the ground.