Diwali at Karmakerala


We at Karmakerala had a nice time bursting crackers and lighting sparklers etc as part of Diwali, the festival of lights…would prefer not to waste words, let pictures tell it all…

Onam sadya being replaced by chicken delicacies

It appears that Malayalees have decided to let  go the flavour and richness of the conventional onam sadya this year  if the record sales of Chicken  during Onam season is any indication! This year the trend has been to include non vegetarian dishes, which not only  has snuffed out the carnival flavour and richness of […]

Kerala decks up to celebrate the grand festival of Onam 2011

Keralites all over the world are looking forward to celebrate the home coming of King Mahabali and the Onam festival that falls on Friday. One of the most important days in the festive calender of Kerala, Onam festivities span over 10 days starting from Atham. Keralites have left nothing to chance; elaborate floral carpets , […]

Alappuzha gets decked up for the Nehru Trophy boat race

Punnamada lake, the venue of the fabled Nehru Trophy boat race has been a beehive of activities for the last few days as snake boats, each rowed by over 100 oarsmen in quick unison started their practice sessions, ahead of the grand competition on Aug 13. The last few days marked a surge in the […]

Celebrating the rainy season with Wayanad monsoon carnival

A monsoon carnival was organised in the Wayanad district in Kerala during the first two weeks of July to promote monsoon tourism and to soak up the mood of the rains. Aptly named “Splash”, this carnival which took place at the  Chandragiri Auditorium in Kalpetta included an array of interesting indoor and outdoor events like […]

Did you know that the gold you are wearing could cause cancer

All that glitters is not gold; and going by the latest reports, this  famous axiom could well be proven right!  Next time when you buy gold, keep in mind that K.D.M.( cadmium) which is used as a joint in gold jewellery could cause cancer. The goldsmiths also face a high risk of contacting cancer or […]

Kerala gets ready to celebrate Vishu

Kerala is all set to celebrate the harvest festival of Vishu tomorrow, which  is the first day of the month of Medam in Malayalam calendar. Hindus celebrate this festival in different names like Baisakhi, Mesadi, Bihu in different parts of India. Vishukani is the most important ritual on Vishu festival in Kerala. Temples like Sabarimala […]

Athirathram- the oldest vedic ritual in the world

Athirathram, touted as the oldest ritual in the world is being held in a tiny  village, Panjal, in Thrissur District of Kerala after a gap of over three and half decades. The ritual that got underway on  April 4  will conclude on the 15th.   Held near the Panjal Lakshmi Narayana temple, it is being organized […]

Twestival 2011 Kochi

Today, Kochi is playing host to Twestival 2011, the largest social media event in Kerala. It will be held  at the Cochin Gymkhana near Toc-H school Vytila from 5.30 pm and around 150  tweeters are expected to participate in the event. Twestival is a global event that happens in over 175 cities all over the […]