Kochi City to have a Visa Office by France

Kochiites who dream of a visit to France or to study there can be happy with the French Ambassador, Francois Richier’s announcement to begin a visa office in the city, this year. The visa office will be followed by a French Campus Office in Kochi. This is expected to help students who want to do […]

Prince Charles and the Dutchess of Cornwall to arrive in Kerala

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be on a 9 day trip to India starting November 6, which will also include a stopover in Kerala. The royal guests will start their Kerala tour on  Nov 11 with their arrival in Kochi, according to the schedule provided by the British High Commission […]

Burgher Street in Fort Kochi keeps alive the Dutch history

The sleepy bylane of Burgher Street in Fort Kochi  has lost its history somewhere down the time line, however it still holds the vital links that connect this city to the Dutch legacy of the yore! Though most of the residents and the tourists who throng Fort Kochi,  pass by this street which is located […]

Chinese nets getting a makeover

Chinese nets often touted as the landmarks of Kochi since time immemorial are now getting a face lift, which will enhance its utility in the changing times.  These innovative fishing nets are thought to have brought in  by a Chinese explorer, Zheng He in the  mid-fifteenth century. Chinese nets known as cheenavala in local parlance  […]

A court for the children by the children

Welcome to a court with a difference. Though the procedures and proceedings and even the holidays of this court resembles those in a conventional court, the judge, the accused and the appellants are all kids and that is what makes it exceptional. This children’s court is functioning in Sneha Bhavan, the home for the destitute […]

'Chingam'- The month of celebrations

Kerala is today celebrating ‘Chingam 1’, the beginning of the New Year as per its traditions. A great significance to the farmers, it is actually referred to as Aandu Pirappu and represents activeness, prosperity and harvest after the rains. Chingam, a season for sports, festivities and ritual celebrations, is believed to have originated on this […]

Miss Beautiful Kerala

Nobody knew Indu Thambi few days ago. But now she is getting all the attention, guess what! She is the Miss Kerala 2010 held in Kochi. All the girls who took part in the pageant wanted to make it big in life, so the talking and demeanor on stage was not like any other Malayali […]

Offers, offers, offers, everywhere in Kerala!

What if the product you wish to get has an enticing offer? The month of August brings in the greatest festival of Kerala– Onam, with it comes many offers. Its during the time of Onam, kerala witnesses the shopping fever and so do everybody wants to go for a shopping spree. It is seen that […]

Bastion Bungalow- A stroll down the memory lane

Bastion Bungalow, which at present serves as the official seat of the Sub-Collector will soon  house the Renaissance Museum. Bastion bungalow built in 1667 flaunts an Indo-Dutch architecture. True to its name, this structure is situated on the site of Stromsburg Bastion of the Dutch fort. The Spherical shaped Bungalow with its tiled roof and […]