Elephant Torture Exposed in Kerala

An expose in the British newspaper the Daily Mail (more widely known for its right-wing attitude towards just about anything) which is one of the most widely read newspapers in the UK has published a dramatic and heart-rending journalistic piece on the way elephants are treated in Kerala. Whilst some Carolines may complain that this […]

Dealing with Waste in Kerala

The waste in the urban streets of India is becoming more and more of an issue. Walk into any house in Kerala and ask about rubbish and waste on the streets and you will start a passionate debate about individual failing, municipal corruption and a general sense that the fast-growing mounds of rubbish are a […]

Saving the Forest, One Woman at a time

At a time when dog lovers are accusing Kerala of culling or at least threatening to cull the state’s stray dogs, it’s nice to know that for some of Kerala’s inhabitants, looking after the environment takes precedence even over their own welfare. Since 2002 a group of women living in villages on the edges of […]

The End of Greenpeace

Kerala is in the middle of its own dog at war after it was announced, or supposedly announced that the Kerala State government was planning to cull up to 200,000 stray dogs. As you might imagine, animal rights campaigners were quickly up in arms and proposed a boycott Kerala campaign unless the state backed down. […]

Periyar Tiger Reserve to Come under Transparency Plans!

Kerala Forest Department introduces a new system to bring transparency in issuing tickets for various tourism packages at Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR). Under the new plans, the boating facility comes on top. The new system makes it possible to check the tickets of every individual by verifying the identity cards at various points. This is […]

Pitcher Plants = A Mosquito-Free Cochin?

Dream of a Mosquito-free Cochin! Will there be a time? Perhaps, the Pitcher plant- ‘the meat eating plant’ can free Kochi from Mosquitoes to some extent. Only thing is that every house in the district should grow this plant. Nothing excites more awe and suspense than seeing a Pitcher Plant with your own eyes. With […]

Butterfly park in Kerala chosen by Japanese research centre for studies

The Butterfly Park in Thumburmuzhi near Chalakudy river in Kerala has been selected by National Institute of Agro-biological Sciences, a premier research institute in Japan to conduct a detailed research on the butterfly species in India. Located at the foothills of the Western Ghats, this butterfly park has over 180 different species of butterflies. The […]

Kerala Tourism brings alive the monsoon magic to the web world through gestures

In a novel concept to bring alive the beauty, the magic and above all the nostalgia of the monsoons of Kerala to those who miss it, the Kerala Tourism Board has brought alive the monsoon experience to the desktop of millions of global netizens all around the world through the state of the art gesture recognition […]

Kerala monsoon at its best

This year Kerala experienced a bountiful monsoon that is 50% more than the average rainfall, which has left most of its dams full to the brim and its hinterlands green and fresh. While for an ordinary Malayalee , it would ultimately mean a power cut free season ahead:) Here are some images captured by Tijo […]

Control of Rutting Elephants Proposed…

Rutting elephants are a menace to the mankind, especially in Kerala during temple festivals. It takes time to control such elephants. Some times it takes hours as the skilled vetinarian has to come often from distant place and meanwhile the elephant might have caused immense lose to the properties and lives. Henry of Kottarakkara in […]