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Neelakurinji Blooms Again

Neelakurinji Blooms Again

And it blooms again! Strobilanthes Kunthianus, known as Neelakurinji or Kurinji in local linguistics, is a shrub found in the tropical montane forests (Nilgiri Hills) of the Western Ghats in South India. In the Malayalam language, the name Neelakurinji means “blue flowers”. The botanical term, ‘Strobilanthes Kunthianus’ used for the flower is said to be derived from the River Kunthi… Read more →

Cochin Carnival

A Sneak Peek on Cochin Carnival 2015

Cochin Carnival, one of the biggest bashes at Fort Kochi in Kerala, will be 31 years old in January 2016. The whole of Kochi awaits this huge event with games, parties and a procession of caparisoned elephants, accompanied by the beating of drums and music. History of Cochin Carnival Let’s dive into a little bit of history about the Cochin… Read more →

Photo Updates: Clean Kochi Campaign

Photo Updates: Clean Kochi Campaign

Kerala is a major tourist spot with 100% literacy. But recently the state has become famous for all the wrong reasons, specifically the lack of cleanliness and an improper waste management system. Kochi is known for being the center of tourist attraction in Kerala, but an ongoing problem with garbage disposal is keeping the tourists at bay. In recent years, Kochi has been witnessing huge developments in… Read more →

Kochi Muziris Biennale

Kochi Muziris Biennale Pictorial Update

Kochi Muziris Biennale which started on Dec 12th 2012 has become one of the largest art festivals in India. It has provided a global platform for the budding Indian artists. It is to be noted that amid various controversies and fund shortages, this contemporary art festival is becoming something Indians can be proud of…for a long time! Approximately 80 artists… Read more →

Aspinwall House Mattencherry

Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Kerala’s Art-Tourism Gateway!!

On 7 December 2012, Atul Dodiya, one of India’s most leading contemporary artists, tweeted: “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale could be one of the greatest things to happen to contemporary art in India.” The event is scheduled to be inaugurated on 12 December 2012 (12/12/12) and will host at least 80 artists, both Indian and international. As part of the Biennale, the… Read more →

Seaplane Project Kerala

Kerala Set to Launch Seaplane Service by January

Have you dreamed about traveling in a seaplane? Well, I have.  Now it is going to be reality…right here in Kerala! ‘The seaplane project’, was initially showcased at the recent ‘Emerging Kerala‘ investors meet held at Kochi, last September. The project got green signal from the government and got many willing investors. The project is now getting further push from… Read more →