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Seasonal Crafts: Onavillu and Poovatti.

Onavillu and Poovatti are the two seasonal crafts during Onam and traditionally, the members from the carpenter community are involved in the making of these crafts.  The family of Thekkepurakkal Kuttiatha and his wife Sreemathi residing at Kotturu near Kottakkal in Malappuram district (Kerala) is one among the few families who still continues the tradition of making Onavillu and Poovatti.

The Doctor who introduced Yoga in Diabetes treatment.

The celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21st is a vindication of the significance of Yoga as an integral way to maintain a healthy body and mind. In this context, it is highly relevant to acknowledge the efforts of the diabetologist, Dr C S Mohandas, who has done significant research and recognized the importance of Yoga therapy in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, 40 years ago. 

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Kochi Biennale's Master Practice Studios at Pepper House.

Awaiting the mass blooming of Neelakurinji in Munnar.

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Kochi Biennale's Master Practice Studios at Pepper House
Jul 01, 2018

The one month long 'Master Practice studios', the workshop for young talents hosted by the Kochi Biennale Foundation is progressing at the historic Pepper house at Fort Kochi.  The present workshop led by the renowned Indian sculptor Valsan Koorma Kolleri was started on 1st June and attended by five young contemporary artists - Sangam Vankhade, Yadu Krishnan, Manisha Chandel, Madhab Das  and Shan K.F.

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NEWS - NATURE
Neelakurinjhi at Munnar
Jul 01, 2018

After 12 years of waiting, Munnar is all set to welcome the mass blooming of 'Neelakurinjhi. According to experts this will happen by end of July and can see the whole mountains in this region with a purplish- blue for about 2-3 months.

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NEWS - MUSEUMS / ARCHAEOLOGY
Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
Jul 01, 2018

The Napier Museum has introduced a new mobile application and web portal to offer better service to the travellers. The mobile app provides a new experience and can access information on all exhibits in the museum.

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