City bus smart cards getting popular in Cochin

Thanks to smart card. You can now bid adieu to the nightmare of the high pitched yelling and scary stares of the bus conductors against you for not extending the correct change in city buses in Kerala. Most of the conductors hesitate to give back the change to commuters , which often lead to heated […]

RBI nod for the first sharia bank in Kerala

Kerala is all set to become the first state in India to start a Sharia-based non-banking finance company. The state government has finally got a nod from the Reserve Bank of India to set up a NBFC, which will be functioning as per the principles of Islamic banking. Kerala, which is a remittance-driven economy has […]

Kerala Doctor develops Anti-Cancer Drug

Dr E P Krishna Menon, oncologist and cancer research scientist in the US , originally hailing from the temple town of Ambalapuzha in Alappuzha district  of Kerala  has developed a drug called ‘Kevitrin’, which is under clinical trial at present. This drug acts by  ensuring the equilibrium of the P3 gene, which causes cancer. P53, […]

Thalanagara Thoppi – a famed tradition on the brink of extinction

Not long ago, the sleepy village of  Thalangara in Kasargod, Kerala had been synonymous with the making of the famous  Thalangara Thoppies, the beautiful embroidered skull caps. There was a time when literally every household had atleast a few expert hands in making these intricately crafted caps. But today, there is just one person in […]

Wayanad Auto drivers fight for their rights to wear ‘mundu’

Kerala is indeed a land of paradoxes! While the State Government is striving hard to promote khadi and the regional attire of ‘mundu’ among Government employees and the general public, the case has not been so in other sectors. Recently the Police and autorickshaw drivers in the pictersque district  of Wayanad got embroiled in what […]

Kerala Police to set up online commando training centres

The Kerala Police have decided  to set up virtual kill houses, which will automate the commando training system  in the State capital of  Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur. These small arms simulators will replace the concept of traditional shoot houses in assessing  the readiness of the commandos to react to real-life hostage rescue and anti-terrorist operations. The  […]

Hiring an auto the smart way

Gone are the days when autos used to be a budget travel option in the cities of Kerala. The spiralling fuel prices have pushed up the auto fares beyond the reach of the ordinary commuters that most people think twice before flagging down this popular transport option. Fondly called Tuk, tuk, this sprightly three wheelers […]

Monkeys to don the role of coconut pluckers in Kerala

You can soon see monkeys plucking coconuts in Kerala as they do in Sri Lanka or South East Asia. This innovative proposal will be presented to the government by  Agriculture deputy director K. R. Vijayakumar and principal agriculture officer V.K. Raju . Though the coconut development board had initiated many novel ideals like mechanised coconut climbing […]

Poojapura Chappathis – the latest buzz word in the culinary world

The poojapura central jail in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, which houses some of the hard core criminals convicted in various criminal offenses is grabbing headlines for all the good reasons these days. The commercial chappathi making unit in the jail premises, which started functioning recently has already become a huge hit and a profitable venture. The prison […]

Pay your bills on the move

Gone are the days when people used to stand in serpentine lines to remit  the payments of their phone or electricity bills. Many a time, customers  find it difficult to reach their  work places on time after these errands as the staff in the counters fail to turn up at the dot of time! Now […]