Harivihar which literally means abode of the divine is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut, the old seaport city in Kerala through which Vasco de Gama entered the fabled Indies. Harivihar is a former royal manor-house built around 1850 by the Kadathanad royal family, who had ruled the northern parts of Kerala. The house was built according to Vasthu principles in traditional padinijitta (west-facing) style, as was prevalent then. On the south-west side was the family temple with Durga as the presiding deity, and a large traditional pond on the north-west side with perennial water supply, was used for swimming and bathing. Harivihar Ayurveda resort offers its guests the unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind. Harivihar is a Green leaf accredited centre of excellence for Ayurveda treatments and panchakarma therapies. (more…)
“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…)
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 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…)
PEDRO MEDINA: Changing the mind of a nation
“Changing the mind of a nation is a process. Be careful what you want to change!”
(Pedro Medina) (more…)
THE COCHIN CARNIVAL COMPLETED 30 YEARS ON JANUARY 1, 2015!
“The mask that burns like a violin, the mask that sings only dead languages, that loves the destruction of being put on. The mask that sighs like a woman even though a woman wears it.” (more…)
Have you ever looked deep into the fisherman eyes?
Sight, you can not catch into the nets, only feel it.
Darshan of the God, sending his avatar with every fish. (more…)