Archive for the ‘@cochin’ Category



Usually, if I have to go to my native land, I have to reach the bus station and try to decipher the faded notice with bus timings or enquire at the information desk. A group of KSRTC(Kerala  State Buses)  enthusiasts built aanavandi that allows users to get bus timings of  long distance buses. I just tried it […]

Onam 2015


Onam is the harvest festival celebrated by Malayalees across the globe regardless of religion or caste. Last year I posted few restaurants where you can book your onam sadhya in Bangalore. This year I’ll be in Kerala to welcome the return of King Mahabali. To know more about King Mahabali and onam, visit this. Last year, […]

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), India’s first public-private partnership (PPP), is set to be the first airport to be completely solar powered. This is achieved by using over 46,000 solar panel in 45 acres land to produce 12MW. The project completed by Bosch Bangalore is set to inaugurate today. While I completely laud CIAL for going […]

Kochi-Murizis Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. As the name suggests, the event, held every other year is India’s first biennale and the inaugural 2012 event was a runaway success. KMB 2014, with its official inauguration today, will be held for 108 days featuring works of 94 artists from […]

When I lived in Kochi, the only graffiti I knew was the clothing store next to Abad plaza hotel on M.G.Road. As an after-effect of the inaugural Kochi Muziris Biennale on Dec 2012, street art has been on a rise especially in the Fort Kochi area. Below are some of the works of the anonymous […]

Rinoy Sebastian shows a bird’s view of Kochi using a quadcopter.  I wish he would have used only aerial shots in the video and added more iconic locations especially the marine drive waterline. If you like what you see, contact here.

The istheri petti (old fashioned iron box) has always fascinated me. My earliest memory involving one was when my grandfather let me carry the heavy tool, straddled between my legs, to the large dining table which doubled as an iron board. I would then climb on the adjacent tall chair and watch him deftly remove […]

Zomato Kochi


Last month when I went back to Kochi for a friend’s wedding, I ended playing tour guide and taking my friends to some of the restaurants I used to hang out in Fort Kochi. I wished there was a food app that tells me how good that new Japanese restaurant was or if there was any […]



I am going to restart this blog on a happy note. Happy Kochi Happy Bangalore