100+1 PHOTO STORY: ECOTONES – Munnar: Trekking Above The Clouds

“And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.” (Kahlil Gibran)

For Manoj Narayanan and Praveen Muraleedharan the concept of Ecotones Camps was born out of a passion to bring guests closer to nature. While most hotels and resorts utilize the beauty of nature and the wilderness to sell themselves, there are very few that give back to nature or contribute to conservation in any way. Eco-tourism responsible travel to natural areas that does not damage the environment, contributes to its conservation, and improves the well-being of local people is an ethical option and Ecotones attempts to imbibe this culture in its true sense. Guests can indulge in nature-oriented exploratory activities such as bird watching and nature trails or can just sit back and enjoy the scenic view. With activities such as cycling and guided nature walks, we hope to take people one step closer to nature and inculcate an interest for the natural world through observation and learning about its many intricacies. (more…)

HUMAYUN’S TOMB & BEGA BEGUM – Woman, who built India’s first Paradise Gardens

During the Mughal era (16th – 19th century) the practice of commissioning monuments received a fillip through the efforts of Bega Begum with the construction of Humayun’s Tomb. This first colossal monumental mausoleum in Islamic India can be considered an early masterpiece that was to decisively influence the design of the later Taj Mahal, the high point of Mughal architecture. (more…)

Kochi-Muziris Children’s Biennale 2014

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INDIA, KERALA, COCHIN, 12/12/14 – 29/03/15
CLINT MEMORIAL EXHIBITION

“The Children’s Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi Biennale Foundation to contribute to the development of art education in India. It is an attempt to engage young learners and initiate them into art appreciation and art-making.”

EDMUND THOMAS CLINT

Edmund Thomas Clint

Edmund Thomas Clint was born to a modest family from Kochi, Kerala, and he started to draw at the tender age of six months. The floor and walls were his canvas. He loved gazing at the sky through his window, revealing a subtle appreciation for colours. (more…)