THE HINDU – Cafe Papaya: A space for expression

Published in India, June 21, 2013: THE HINDU – A space for expression


Movies, music and food are on the menu of the Cafe Papaya

In 1998, American singer-songwriter Dave Matthews wrote of ‘The Dreaming Tree’, a place beneath which promises held true, fears were conquered and creativity flourished unbridled. In a large house on North Janatha Road, a similar tree exists. Pencilled onto a white wall and lit by sunlight from a skyroof, the tree is packed chock-full of words and images that stand for oneness in Japanese, Hebrew, Tamil, Malayalam and a myriad other languages. It is the epicentre of Kochi’s new creative hub for movies, music and food — Cafe Papaya — a collaborative project between filmmaker Aashiq Abu, photographer Ajay Menon and Avial’s band manager Jithu Livingstone. (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…)

Udupi Food at Krishna Cafe in Mattancherry

“There are only a few places in this world where cultural pluralism exists the way it does in Mattancherry. In this maze of multiple streets, every right angle turn greets you with surprise, transporting you to a small town in some other part of the world.” Ananya Rajoo, Route Cochin

For us, who studied at Manipal University, name of the small town Udupi has two meanings – Sri Krishna Temples & Masala Dosa! Both ‘worshiped’ in different way… so when my friends told me: “Let’s go to Sri Krishna Cafe at Mattancherry. It is one of the oldest restaurants, run by Udupi Brahmins.” I simply stopped riksha and said to driver: “Sri Krishna Cafe at Mattancherry!” (more…)