Kaala Poottu (translated as cattle race) is very popular in Palakkad. In fact, this is a tourist attraction. On my way to Bengaluru, I came across a crowd on the highway around 5 kms from Palakkad. The crowd was gathered on the side of a paddy field. I also found herds of cattle there. On pulling over, I learnt about the preparations of the cattle race in progress. I clicked pictures and also took videos. The skies were cloudy and the paddy fields looked lush in the reduced sunlight. I couldn’t stay there for long and watch the race.