Monthly Archive: August 2008

The changing trends of Onam celebrations 5

The changing trends of Onam celebrations

For city folks, the mention of Onam would conjure images of ready made kits that range from payasam kits to ready to eat onam fare! Unlike in the past, no body has the time nor the...

Paradoxical words and deeds 4

Paradoxical words and deeds

Malayalees often face the predicament of how to address people in a social circle. Though the changing life styles have brought in a deluge of anglicized terms like ‘uncle’ and ‘aunty’ into the list...

Volvo Ocean Race all set to take Kochi shores by storm 0

Volvo Ocean Race all set to take Kochi shores by storm

Kochi by playing host to the Volvo Ocean Race 2008 has joined the celebrity league of a selected few countries. The Volvo race is the world’s most prestigious offshore round the world yacht race,...

Exceptional Fashion statements 0

Exceptional Fashion statements

Though Kerala does not flaunt any significant position in the fashion map of the country, the younger generation of this tiny state is fast catching up with the changing trends of fashion. The best...

Caught in the crossfire 0

Caught in the crossfire

By now, the general public in the “God’s own country”, Kerala would have lost count of the hartals and strikes that have eaten into their normal working days, which throws their normal life out...

eGhost takes Kerala by storm 0

eGhost takes Kerala by storm

The real estate deals in Kerala are monopolized by a powerful land mafia, which operates with the support of politicians and bureaucrats, who would bend the rules to suit their needs. Customers find it...

Men are from mars and women are from Venus 0

Men are from mars and women are from Venus

Though this catchphrase would remind you of the title of a famous paperback, in real life too it can be a useful yardstick in measuring the way the male and female genres think! Try...

Charity begins at home 4

Charity begins at home

Kerala has the dubious reputation of having the poorest civic sense rating in spite of being one of the most progressive and literate societies. Though most of the families live in plush apartments and...

Walking down the memory lane 4

Walking down the memory lane

This is an interesting story that happened around ten years ago, when Kerala villages retained a distinct rustic charm unlike today when there is not much difference between the rural and urban life styles....

Food for thought 0

Food for thought

Paddy fields have always been the life lines of Kerala; however shortage of labor and a low price for paddy made it a non profitable affair, which in turn spelled doom on cultivation. This...