Sunday, August 31, 2008

Panangad boat race on September 7th 2008

Panangad is a village nearly 2Km (Madavana junction) from National Highway-47(Alappuzha -Ernakulam). The boat race will be held on the back waters between Cheppanam and Panangad.

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TDM Hall

This Hall is Situated in the Durbar Hall Road(DH Road) is a land mark of Kochi. This hall opened on 1941, owned by Karayogam of Ernakulam. This hall witnessed lot of historical events through these years. Thottekkatt Diwans' Memorial hall now serves as the prestigious venue of Public functions, marriages and religious discourses etc.
Contact details of TDM Hall
Durbar Hall Road,
Phone Office: 2361160(5 lines), 3296149
EKWW Hostel: 2355161,
Old Age Home : 2779982
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Chambakkara boat race

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Onam shopping in Kochi

Onam shopping had started in Kochi. Some major shopping centres in Kochi

  • Bay pride mall-The only mall of Kerala in Marine drive.
  • Joy Alukkas Wedding centre-spacious wedding centre
  • Maharajas super market
  • JayaLakshmi
  • Seematti
  • Graffitti clothing
  • Parthas
  • Kalyan Silks
  • Rainbow
  • Vettukattil textiles
  • Jos Brothers

In Thripunithura

  • Jos Brothers
  • NM textiles
  • Charutha
  • Sunnys super shoppee
  • Maharashtra super Bazar
  • Karthedath
  • NM ready mades
  • Reebas
  • Outlets of Hantex and Hanweave in statue junction

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Night shopping in Kochi

Kochi will become more busy in coming days. Onam shopping, athachamayam, chambakkara boat race and above all night shopping will come into existance from September 8 to exploit the consumerism of Malayalees in the right way. MG Road, Marine drive, Broadway, Kaloor, Palarivattom, Vyttila and Kadavanthra are the night shopping areas.
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Chambakkara boat race

Athachamayam on August 2nd

The historic procession 'Athachamayam' will be held on 2nd August. The procession will start from Thripunithura Government Boys High School ground (atham nagar). In that ground Atham trade fare and Amusement park are arranged.
Atham procession will have caparisoned elephants,display of children,theyyam-thira, kavadiyattam, bommakkolu, panchavadyam, chendamelam, bandmelam, shingarimelam, pulikali, peelikkavadi, kottakkavadi, poykal kuthira, padayani, floats and many more. There will be athapookkala competition in Neon auditorium.
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Eroor Chambakkar jalotsavam

Eroor-chambakkara jalotsavam

'Kuttanadan punjayile kochupenne kuyilale kottu venam kuzhal venam kurava venam
oo thithithara thithithai thithai thaka they they thom'
Eroor-Chambakkara jalotsavam will be held on 31st August this year at Chambakkara lake near Thripunithura. This event is organised by the Eroor Perikkad boat club. The boat race managing committe also include members from Thripunithura Municipality, Maradu grama panchayath and Kochi corporation.A crowd pulling and spectacular event in Kochi. The event will be inaugurated by Sebastian Paul MP. There will be 6 'chundan vallam' in this race. They are Payippad, Cheruthana, Sree ganesh, Vellam kulangara, Valiya divanji and St. George. 17 'Odi vallam' included in the category 'Iruttukuthi'.
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Athachamayam on August 2nd
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Views from Kochi

Elamkulam church

Vyttila juction
South Over Bridge
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Durbar Hall Ground, Ernakulam

A space for relaxation, Pay and park facilities available. Two entrants one opposite to Ramavarma Club and the other opposite to TDM Hall.

A green spot at the heart of Ernakulam. An ideal place to have a get together with friends. Children have lavish space to play and it is a well maintained public place in Kochi with comfortable parking facility and greenish walk ways. These gathering places provide more healthy moments to the city people.
SSRVM School and SSRVM Kalamandir is very close to this ground. Art of living Centre of Ernakulam District and Vyakthi Vikas Kendra is also in this Road. Maharaja Super Market, very famous among the middle class people of Ernakulam is also in this Road. Ernakulam Shiva Temple is inside this compound. During Utsavam the processions from the temple will terminate at this ground.
Durbar Hall art gallery-One of the oldest building(more than 100 years) surviving at the centre of Ernakaulam. It was actually the Durbar Hall of the Cochin Royal family. Durbar hall means the Royal Court house. Now it is fuctioning as an Art gallery. Besides the art gallery the hall houses a 'Parikshith Thampuran Museum' which show cases the paintings, sculptures and coins from the 19th centuary. Maharaja proclaimed the constitution of Cochin state from this ground in 1938.

This ground is a venue for cultural activities. It has an open air stadium. Bharath Tourist Home (BTH) a pure vegetarian Hotel is also near to this.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Next Olympics

London Olympic village building site
The next Olympics will be at London. It will be held from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

Michel Phelps-The legend in swimming

8 Gold medals in swimming with inspiring words to the world....
"Nothing is impossible," Phelps said. "With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination, and that's something I learned and something that helped me."

Olympics news are always inspiring. The victory after years and years of hardworking. Yes, Nothing is impossible....
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Sushil Kumar won Bronze in Olympics

Hearty Congrats......
Sushil Kumar won Bronze medal defeating his Kazak opponent in Free style Wrestling.
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Shots from West Bengal

Coffee shop at West Bengal.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Firing of Ravana

A spectacular event conducted at Sree Subrahmanya swamy temple, Perunna on the last day of Karkkidakam month. A huge Ravana, made with hay and fire crackers was the chief attraction. Other characters in the Ramayana was also present. Sri rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and a lot of Vanaras. Every head was fired with an asthram. At last Ravana ended with a big blast. This function was conducted as the last event of Valamiki Ramayana reading in the temple.

Monday, August 18, 2008


A unique procession from Thripunithura. A spectacular event showcasing all ethnic art forms and different phases of Kerala in the auspicious day of Atham(10 days before Onam). Its legend connects with the Cochin Royal family. There will be Pulikali, Mayilattam, Kavadi attam, Karakam thullal, Mohini attom, Thiruvathira kali and Caparisoned elephants accompanied by Panchavadyam. There will be a lot of floats with contemporary themes. Different clubs and resident associations sponsor items in this great procession. The best float will get rewards.
Its a great event to be seen in Kochi.....

Sree poornathrayeesha temple, Thripunithura

Monday, August 11, 2008

Abhinav, we are proud of you

'Vande matharam Vande matharam'
Abhinav Bindra won gold medal in Olympics for Men's 10m air rifle.

  • India's first gold medal in Beijing Olympics

  • It is first ever individual gold medal in Olympics for India

  • He is born in Dehradun and a resident of Chandigarh

  • In 1980 India won gold medal for hockey

More on Olympics

"I am extremely delighted and proud to hear today that you have realised the dream of a billion of our people by winning the Olympic gold medal in the 10-metre air rifle event in Beijing," President Prathibha Patil congratulating Abhinav Bindra

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympics pictures

Model of Olympics village
Birds nest stadium from Beijing. This is the main show piece of 2008 Olympics. This stadium will host the closing and opening ceremonies. This will also be the venue of track and field competitions of this Olympics.