Around Kerala in a Week - Friendly dogs, cats, cows teach humans how to live amicably
Human beings can only be astonished to see these domesticated animals staying together without any hate or differences at a house in Poochakkal, Alappuzha.
A set of domestic animals belonging to Manthanath Chandran of Thaikkattussery Panchayath in Alappuzha are having the time of their lives in his house.
Four dogs, three cats and two cows are very friendly towards each other. READ MORE....
Chithra awestruck by Pak girl's rendering of Rajahamsame
Kerala nightingale K S Chithra is awestruck by a Pakistani girl who has rendered her famous hit Rajahamsame from the Bharathan-directed movie Chamayam.
Pakistan native Nasiya Ameen has sung the song, which is one of the 10 famous songs in Chitra's career.
Chithra, who liked Nasiya's rendering of the song immensely, has shared her thoughts on her Facebook page.
In the post, Chithra says that she wants to know more about Nasiya and music does not have boundaries of religion or language. READ MORE...
After ostrich death, T’puram zoo arranges fan, coolers for animals
Animals and birds at the Thiruvananthapuram zoo will now get a relief from the scorching heat. The authorities have installed fans and coolers for the zoo inmates following the death of an ostrich due to sun stroke on Wednesday.
The birds will also get a shower twice a day. A fan has been installed near the ostrich enclosure. Also, a shed was built to keep them away from direct sunlight.
A post-mortem of the ostrich had revealed that it died due to extreme heat conditions. READ MORE...
Struggled to ride a cycle then, retiring as head havildar
August 19, 1989. Mathrubhumi photographer V S Shine got a call to reach the shortcut road between Fine Arts Hall and Darbar Hall in Kochi to witness a very interesting sight. He reached there soon to find around eight women trying to learn cycling. The women, who were 'safaiwalas'in the Department of Customs and Central Excise at Kochi, had come to learn cycle to get a permanent job as a sepoy. There was one couple who were struggling enough to draw his attention- Suraja and her husband Vijayan. Soon, the efforts were copied on to the film. Two years later Suraja and her colleagues found permanent postings. After 36 years of service and climbing up from a group D temporary sweeper to a Head Havildar, Suraja retired last week. READ MORE...
Due to constant elephant attacks, 90-yr-old hands over 74 cents of land to Forest Dept.
92-year-old Chathu Nair from Chettoni at Kottankuzhy in Mulleria, Kasargod, has been bravely facing a standoff with an unequal enemy for the last 15 years - the marauding wild tuskers from Karnataka. In the last few years he lost 350 arecanut palms, 15 coconut palms and hundreds of plantain shoots. Finally the old man and his 80-year-old wife have finally given up fearing their lives and are preparing to hand over their 74 cents of land to the Forest Department. READ MORE...
Pride for Kerala: Vatican clears Sister Rani Maria for Beatification
Pope Francis has cleared the beatification of Servant of God Sister Rani Maria who was killed in Udainagar at Indore in Madhya Pradesh in a hate attack in 1995.
The Syro Malabar Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alenchery said that the recognition is of great joy and pride to Kerala. The Vatican has also promulgated the title of Martyrdom for the nun who belonged to the Franciscan Clarist Congregation. READ MORE...