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Feeding the Needy with ‘Operation Sulaimani’

When the District Collector of Kozhikode, Kerala Sri. N. Prashanth announced ‘Operation Sulaimani’ on his Facebook page on 23rd April, 2015, it was the beginning of a fresh leaf of a brand new book. The district of Kozhikode has always known to have a great deal of respect for its guests and there was no better ground than Kozhikode to kickstart this new project. The collector wrote on his Facebook page: We often see people standing in long que (sic) for a meal losing their self respect. It’s obvious there are hungry people in this city, as much as those who are willing to give food. District administration has put together a simple system to feed those who are hungry with self respect. A small idea is taking shape in consultation with organisations related to hospitality industry. Instead of alms, this is an attempt to ensure that they can eat with dignity in a restaurant like anyone else. Hotel and Restaurant Associations as well as related organisations have responded positively to this suggestion. By second week of May, we are planning to launch the initiative that ensures that the hungry gets to eat with dignity. Care is taken to have […]

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Malayalam: The Classical Language

Malayalam is a classical language spoken in India. It is the official language of Kerala and is used predominantly in Kerala, Lakshadweep and Mahe (a part of Puducherry union territory). The land of Kerala is so beautiful and so is the language. The charm of Malayalam is famous all over the world. It belongs to the Dravidian family of languages and has got a legacy of centuries. Malayalam has got its own scrip and the word ‘Malayalam’ is written as ‘മലയാളം’. It is said that Malayalam language was originated in 6th century from the Old Tamil language. Ezhuthachan is known as the father of Malayalam. The language has observed many changes and influences from other languages including Tamil, Hindi and English and presently about 35 million people are speaking this language. Along with Tamil, Kannada and Telugu, Malayalam is declared as the fourth classical language in south India by the Union cabinet. After this the importance of Malayalam is enhanced in the global level. The richness of Kerala culture and Malayalam is already famous and this title of classical language will call up more attention of the world to this small state of India. Malayalam language has a total of 53 […]

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10 Travel Tips in Kerala

Kerala is a small state in India. Still the travel destinations at here are spread in 14 districts. If you wish to make a visit through all the major stopovers in Kerala, you will have to travel a long distance. And you should remember some facts and tips while you travel in Kerala. As you are a visitor, most probably you won’t know the local language at here, Malayalam. Thus in order to avoid confusions and stresses in your travel in Kerala, keep in mind some tips. By following these you can make the travel more joyous and happy. You have many options to travel in Kerala. You can consult a private travel agency who provide you a better Kerala package. Another way is finding a local agency in each districts or destinations who take you to the major spots to visit. In both cases you should be confident about the firm you approach. Try to find the most renowned agency in each place. You can take rental cars or other vehicles including bicycles. In such cases make sure that you return them on the referred date and time and they don’t take extra charges for unnecessary reasons. Don’t drive […]

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Save the western ghats

Western Ghats range extends to 1600 km along six states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The mighty hills and forest areas in the Western Ghats forms the habitat for many rare wild organisms including animals, birds, reptiles, fishes, butterflies etc. The rich natural wealth has offered a better living to the human being too. The climate and ecology suitable for cultivations of tea, coffee and many spices including cardamom, cinnamon, clove etc. is well exploited too. It is a matter of great significance that about 5000 species of plants finds their home at Western Ghats. But due to many human activities the existence of Western Ghats is under threat. Men cut trees for their business and the ecological balance of nature is being lost. They cut forest and make their home. Now it is the time to raise voice against the ill activities against Western Ghats. It is time to save the Western Ghats. The efforts to save the Western Ghats will be arduous. Everybody will have to work together. Nobody is giving concern to the stability of nature and other living things. Without nature and its resources nobody can live long. All the activities that […]

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