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Through The Hanging Bridge & Into The Woods: Visit This Mystical Heaven Hidden In Kerala

You will be lying if you claim that you haven’t wanted to have a vacation amidst the backwaters. Kerala is renowned for its unadulterated natural beauty, and it’s only appropriate if you visit a property that has been a flag-bearer in keeping it so. The Vythiri Village Resorts is a well-kept secret in the forests of Wayanad. Set along the slope of a hill beside a natural mountain stream, the […]

When the vault was opened in 1931

Reports in ‘The Hindu’, and accounts provided in a book, detail how at least one vault at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple was opened decades ago Seventy-nine years ago, long before the latest discovery of phenomenal treasures in the Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, at least one of the several vaults of the temple had been opened and an inventory made of the precious objects found inside. The Hindu’s correspondent, who […]

Kodhini: A Kerala village with 400 pairs of twins that continues to be a mystery to researchers

Kodinhi, a remote and sleepy village in Kerala’s Malappuram district, continues to be a mystery to researchers. This village has the largest number of twins in the country. According to estimates, there are at least 400 pairs of twins in the village that has a population of 2000 families. While official estimates in 2008 pegged the number of twins in the village to 280 pairs, the number has only increased […]

This 95-Year-Old Globetrotting Great-Grandmother From Kerala Is Giving Us Travel Envy

Annakutty Simon is no ordinary great-grandmother. In fact, the 95-year-old lady from Kerala leads a rather extraordinary life travelling across the world, all by herself! Clad in her traditional attire right down to wearing thoda in her ears, the woman, who has 20 great-grandchildren, started travelling to foreign locales at the ripe young age of 75. Since that maiden trip in 1997 to Germany, Annakutty has been to France, UAE […]

ClamorWorld Exclusive: Poovar- A Seaside Heaven!

One thing is sure: if ever your eyes need a balm, head to Kerala. That verdant, lush, watery southern-most state of India. My first experience of a trip to this wonderfully green and clean state is permanently etched in my mind. It was dusk, in the month of May. I found myself in a motorboat, going along pitch-dark backwaters of the dense coconut groves of Kerala. The powerful beam of […]

90 Dead, 350 Injured In Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala's Kollam

At least 90 people have been killed and 350 injured after a fire broke out at the Puttingal temple in Paravur in Kerala’s Kollam district early this morning, officials said today. The fire started around 3 am at a ground next to the temple where 10,000 to 15,000 people were present for a festival and to watch the fireworks all night. (Pictures) “A spark from the crackers being burst fell […]

This Village In Kerala Has The World's First E-Toilet Which Generates Power And Fertilizer From Waste

At a time when there is a growing awareness about the use of toilets and personal hygiene, a village in Kerala has come up with a model that could revolutionise the way toilet waste Pulluvila, a village in Thiruvananthapuram district has the world’s first e-toilet which uses technology that turns waste into fertiliser, generates power and even makes potable water.The initiative was developed by a local firm called Eram Scientific […]

All eyes on treasures hidden in untouched vault under Kerala temple

An expert panel inventorying assets at Kerala’s famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple has approached the Supreme Court for permission to open a hitherto-untouched vault, a controversial move that may trigger a fresh face-off between the judiciary and religious authorities. The 16th century temple that used to be the royal chapel of Travancore’s former rulers shot to fame five years ago when one of its six vaults (later coded as ‘A’) […]

India police oppose Kerala 'kiss of love' protest

Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala say they will not allow couples to kiss in public to protest against alleged harassment by Hindu groups. The “kiss of love” protest was planned after Hindu activists vandalised a cafe in Calicut city last week saying students were using the place to date. Activists say they will gather at the Marine Drive in Kochi (formerly Cochin) city on Sunday and kiss […]

In Kerala this summer, earn cash for electricity save

State-run Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), reeling under monthly losses of over Rs. 200 crore, has come out with a unique scheme for domestic consumers which allows them to earn cash back for power saved. While the state requires, on an average, around 58 million units daily, the generation from the state mainly through hydel generation and other sources comes to only half its requirement. The rest of the power […]