Neelakurinji Blooms Again

And it blooms again! Strobilanthes Kunthianus, known as Neelakurinji or Kurinji in local linguistics, is a shrub found in the tropical montane forests (Nilgiri Hills) of the Western Ghats in South India. In the Malayalam language, the name Neelakurinji means “blue flowers”. The botanical term, ‘Strobilanthes Kunthianus’ used for the flower is said to be… Continue reading Neelakurinji Blooms Again

Photo Updates: Clean Kochi Campaign

Kerala is a major tourist spot with 100% literacy. But recently the state has become famous for all the wrong reasons, specifically the lack of cleanliness and an improper waste management system. Kochi is known for being the center of tourist attraction in Kerala, but an ongoing problem with garbage disposal is keeping the tourists at bay. Clean Kochi Campaign talks… Continue reading Photo Updates: Clean Kochi Campaign

Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Kerala’s Art-Tourism Gateway

On 7 December 2012, Atul Dodiya, one of India’s most leading contemporary artists, tweeted: “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale could be one of the greatest things to happen to contemporary art in India.” The event is scheduled to be inaugurated on 12 December 2012 (12/12/12) and will host at least 80 artists, both Indian and international. As… Continue reading Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Kerala’s Art-Tourism Gateway