Cochin Bloggers Meetup at Cafe CoffeeDay


Just yesterday, the cochin bloggers group had a quick meetup at Cafe Coffeeday,. As usual, along with the steamy discussions, came up some productive thoughts too. We were thinking of new ways to promote the “citizen blogging” concept for KeralaCitizenBloggers, and came up with an idea of viral video series for KCB. We made an instant video right from the place and look what we came up with. We...

What did the Kerala CM really mean ? I couldn’t comprehend


I have no idea what Mr. Achutanandan meant when he said – “If it was not for Sandeeps house, not even a dog would have visited them.” I seriously missed it. No clue, no lights what so ever. For a moment I thought this is a dialogue from some old malayalam movie. Typical. But from a CM of a state which boasts of literacy and all that..that was completely immoral, insensible and pathetic ! But...

Google Local – Stickers for promotion


Yesterday night, just found this interesting sticker stuck at a local eatery near Kaloor International Stadium, Cochin. It was stuck at the cashiers point.
On enquiry the owner said that some chaps from the Al-Ameen College stuck it for promoting Google Local. Sounds very interesting.

Interestingly, Google has done this at Bangalore too.

What happens in Kerala on a harthal day?


This video is self explanatory.
When there’s a big debate happening on who makes harthals successful, this video probably has the answer to it.
The common man is indifferent to harthals, sometimes even has no clue why a harthal occurs. If someone wants to make his living even on Harthal day, he is not allowed to do so. And we all are wise, not cowards – right?

Kerala police’s official cyber crime cell unsafe to visit?


I read a newspaper article today in Malayala Manorama, Cochin edition that the Kerala Police have launched a specialized cell against cyber crimes in Kerala. Excited that I was, went on to search for the site on Google, and see what I found. The Kerala government’s official cyber crime website is labelled as “malware infected” and “unsafe for browsing” by Google...

Dasan and Vijayan in Orkut


Remember Kerala’s all time favorite, evergreen duo Dasan and Vijayan?

As time passed by, both of them have taken their own line of lives. Dasan (B.Com first class) is a software engineer while Vijayan (Pre-degree fail) is minister for NRI malayalees.
They scrap to and fro on Orkut many a times, here’s a screenshot.

Check out this awesome series at Kerala Global.

Kerala Blogcamp logo from Ben Jacob


I saw this on Flickr and thought more people should see it. This excellent work is from a young chap from Thiruvalla, Ben Jacob. He’s designed a nice graphic template for the upcoming blogcamp, kerala.

See original photo here on Flickr. Ben blogs at Featherpot.

Complete list of Hartals in Kerala from Jan-July 2008


53 of them. Lovely! No. Date District Political Party /Organisations Cause 1 January 16, 2008 Kozhikode Town Bus Stand Janakeeya Samiti Protest against the traffic reforms in the town. 2 January 27, 2008 Thalassery,KANNUR CPI(M) Protest against the killing of a CPI(M) activist . 3 January 28, 2008 Vavakkad BJP Protest against the attack on three BJP activists at Vavakkad,Vadakkekka ra panchayat...

Looking for spicy sea food in Cochin? Try kettuvallam


Kettuvallam is a house boat widely used in the Indian state of Kerala. These have thatched roof covers over wooden hulls.The traditional kettuvallam has emerged as the mascot of Kerala tourism. That’s the best the Wiki can do to explain what a “kettuvallam” is. To me, “kettuvallam” is a taste, an experience! On your way from Kaloor junction to kadavanthra, set amidst...