The Best of Kerala Fiction Books

Our list of books about Kerala or set in Kerala that capture the essence of the state. We have our own “haiku” like short stories that we publish from our own mystical small village somewhere in Thrissur which you can read here – Tales from a Small Kerala Village. Below is a small set which […]

World Photography Day – Kerala Photographers

It’s world photography day (19th August) and so I thought a round up of the best Kerala photographers would be an interesting exercise for me. Anoop Negri familiar to Tumblr users and flickr where his careful combination of composition and dramatic light pays tribute to Kerala’s beauty. Salim Pushpanath most famous for his touristic […]

I want my own Tuk-Tuk!

I have always dreamt of driving around the South of England with my very own TukTuk which would be fully customised for the purpose. Whenever I travel around, I look longingly at any tuk tuks that have been customised or are in an especially nice condition. Sadly, most public tuktuks are a boring black and […]

Flickr User of the Month – Anoop Negi

Any casual browse of the flickr streams and groups on Kerala will quickly fasten on sets of beautiful images from an Indian photographer called Anoop Negi. Although you will find him wandering all over India with camera in hand (see his blog for lots of examples) and capturing all the arcana, whimsy and beauty of […]

And SAIP Means What?

At Karma Kerala, we aim to best advice our customers as to what to expect of the mustachioed Keralite. Unlike the rest of India where pesky vendors and beggars hound foreigners, Kerala stands apart! In fact, the locals tend to not interact unless approached to, first. Clearly, far more mysterious than anywhere else in India. This […]

Kerala Beach Festivals 2013 Happens at Cherai and Munakkal!

The Monsoon in Kerala has ceased and, it is the time to celebrate your holidays and special occasions on Kerala Beaches and backwaters. At present there are two beach festivals happening in Kerala. One is at Cherai Beach in Ernakulam and another is at Munakkal beach, Thrissur. Cherai Beach Tourism Fest 2013 The Cherai Beach […]

81st Sivagiri Pilgrimage on Dec 31

The 81st Sivagiri Pilgrimage to be held from December 30 to January 1 in Varkala, Kerala , will be inaugurated by defence Minister, Shri AK Antony. The Sivagiri Pilgrimage will also include various other programmes including the centenary celebrations of ‘Daiva Dasakam’, a prayer penned by Sree Narayana Guru, the 150th birth anniversary of social […]

‘She Taxi’ for women passengers sets off in Kerala

In a novel initiative supported by the State Government, taxi services for women run by women passengers are about to hit the roads of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala . ‘She Taxi’  a 24×7 taxi service operated by women will be a boon for women who are travelling alone at night or returning from work at odd […]

‘Paribhashika’- A comprehensive English-to-Malayalam translation software

In an innovative promotional scheme to popularise Malayalam, The State Institute of Languages is all set to launch a slew of new technologies, including an English-to-Malayalam translator ‘Paribhashika’. M R Thampan, director of the institute, said that as part of its efforts to popularise  Malayalam the new initiatives would be launched on November 1, the […]

South Indians top the list in online search for healthy food

Google search results have unveiled an interesting pattern that put South Indians way ahead than the rest of the country when it comes to online searches on healthy food. From garlic to pomegranate and egg whites, the health conscious south Indians do not seem to get enough of their online health updates. The highest number […]