Valiaparamb island thanks its innovative women

The sleepy island of Valiaparamb in Kasargod district in North Kerala would have got cut off from the mainland but for the determination and grit of a  handful of women. When the boatmen of the island decided to strike work citing the reason of fuel shortage to operate the boats, the women took up the […]

Compulsory Registration for Houseboats in Alappuzha

The  district administration has made registration compulsory for all the houseboats in Alappuzha and the house boat owners have been given a time of one week for submitting the necessary documents in this regard. The Ports Department  will be conducting routine  inspections and the houseboats without the necessary certificates will be seized by the police […]

Kayaking, the stress busting fun activity gets popular in Kerala

There are countless ways to beat stress; you can curl up with your favourite book, plan a holiday to a beach resort or hit the bars. However, for something truly interesting and new, check out this fledgling outdoor activity of kayaking in the backwaters of Kochi. Yes, you heard it right the unexplored activity of […]

Marine Drive to be extended till Varapuzha

The beauty spot and the green lung of the city of Kochi, the Marine Drive is likely to be  extended further to Varapuzha, as per the plans of the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) for  the development plan of an emerging Kochi. The government has already approved  the second phase of the development of Marine […]

Wiki-mapping to discover the lost traces of Nila culture

The river Nila, which is fast disappearing will also lead to the wiping out a rich civilization that thrived along the Nila. The traces of this  civilzation, which is only  kept alive by the folk lores , stories and songs might be lost forever  for want of conservation measures. An internationally-acclaimed tourism agency, The Blue […]

‘Tsunami’ at Karma Kerala!

It was an afternoon of ‘Tsunami’ for us at Karma Kerala yesterday… The time is 2.20 and we are working, most of us glued to our seats and computer screens. I have my headsets on and at the same time am part of a group chat on Skype, with our Scottish boss Mark Scott getting […]

Kochi Airport to have Visa-on-Arrival facility

The Kochi International Airport is going to be one of the four airports in India that would have the Visa-on-Arrival facility working in a year’s time. The decision to extend the Visa-on-Arrival facility, provided to tourists from some countries, like Japan, Singapore, Finland, Luxemburg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines etc, to four airports has […]

Kuttanad uses Cotton nets for stronger roads

The biggest bane of Kerala is the appalling conditions of its roads that remain in a non motorable state all round the year. Pot holes appear as soon as the tarring is completed leaving the users badly grounded. However, there seems to be some hope for this nagging problem in the form of cotton nets […]

Sabarimala pilgrims choose to fly in to seek divine blessings

If  the rise in the number of Sabarimala pilgrims flying in to Kerala is any indication, it is quite possible that we may have an exclusive counter to cater to the devotees in the airport soon. In a dramatic change in the travel patterns adopted, Sabarimala pilgrims  from the neighbouring states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka and […]

Kochi gets a direct service ship to the European ports

When MV Lahore Express, a Hong Kong flagged vessel got berthed at the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) , it became the first ever weekly direct service vessel between Kochi and the European ports. The vessel that will make service calls to the major ports in Europe such as Genoa, Tilbury, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le […]