On 25th May, being sworn in as the new Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan was congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Further Modi Said, Congrats to Pinarayi Vijayan and his team. Centre looks forward to working closely with the newly sworn-in LDF Government for Kerala's progress.
Kerala- ‘Gods Own Country’
Being famous as a land of God the state of Kerala has Hindu temples, Muslim mosques and Christian Churches in its every nook and corner. It is one of the most advanced societies with world-class health care systems. It is a peaceful and pristine state and is considered to be India’s cleanest state. In terms of the social welfare and quality of life, it is a progressive state.
Puttu & Kadala Curry- Must Taste
Kerala takes pride in offering the variety of dishes with magical flavours. This is one of the lip-smacking dishes. Puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake cooked with coconut shavings and is an extremely popular breakfast dish, not just in Kannur but from other parts of Kerala as well. It's usually served with kadala curry (black chickpeas/kala chana) but can also be relished with ripe bananas and grated coconut.
Thrissur Pooram (April/May)
This is the most splendid & colourful temple festivals of Kerala. The festival of Thrissur Pooram was introduced by Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of erstwhile Kochi state, Thrissur Pooram is celebrated in the Malyalam month of Medom, which usually falls in April or May. Thrissur Pooram is, in fact, the conclusion of the eight-day Utsavam of nine temples and all the groups strive to be their best. Moreover, the traditional groups representing the main geographic divisions of Thrissur are Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi.
NDA sets eyes on twenty seats (10 May)
While the UDF and the LDF want to prevent the BJP from opening an account in the state Assembly, the saffron party hopes to win at least 20 seats which will enable it to have a decisive say in the formation of the next government. The NDA is also keen on keeping both the fronts out of power. Mr. Kummanam said the people are fed up of the UDF government’s corruption as well as stagnation in development. These factors would benefit the NDA.
A translator makes leaders wow (11 May)
The visits of national leaders have exposed the scarcity of good translators. But Jyothi Vijayakumar, the 36-year old who works in an IT company in Technopark in their corporate communications department who translated Sonia Gandhi’s emotional speech in Thiruvananthapuram has proved an exception. She was congratulated by Ms. Gandhi herself saying she did better than her.
'Best Family Destination' 2016 award (12 May)
Kerala has once again been named as the best family destination in the country at the Lonely Planet Magazine India (LPMI) Travel Awards 2016. Kerala Tourism Director U V Jose received the award at a function in Mumbai. The annual awards showcase the best travel experiences available to Indians and anoint the best service providers, the preferred places to stay and the destinations Indians most love to visit.
Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple
This is a hoary ancient temple there are many legends associated with its origin and also for some of the events and festivals conducted there. There are many great singers whose name has been associated with this temple, for the healing power of the Lord. There is a 33.5 m high gold plated Dwajasthambham for hoisting the temple flag during temple festivals.
'10 most beautiful IAS and IPS officers in India' (25th May)
Merin Joseph, Kerala cadre IPS officer has slammed an article written in a Hindi Daily which was titled '10 most beautiful IAS and IPS officers in India'. Expressing her disappointment, Assistant Superintendent of Police of Munnar, wondered as to why one never sees a list of most handsome males in the IAS and IPS.
Notable Personalities in Kerala
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Arackaparambil Kurien Antony, Arundhati Roy, Vidya Balan, Kocheril Raman Narayanan, Shashi Tharoor and there are many other names too which are born and brought up in the land of Kerala and have made their marks in making their nation proud. This state is one of the most educated states of India and has given birth to many great personalities who have created legendary records.
Visit Tropical Paradise of Kerala
As we all known that Kerala is indeed a green paradise which offers an exotic and picturesque view. It is located at the extreme southern tip of the Indian Subcontinent and has unique geographical features that captivate the interest of many tourists around the globe. The tranquil backwaters, cascading waterfalls, sun-kissed beaches and exotic wildlife are the reason that you must make a trip to Kerala.