Floating bridge at Veli

The floating bridge at Veli near Trivandrum connects the tourist village with the beach. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is close by. 

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Amazon delivery?

Boat at Ernakulam jetty
Boat at Ernakulam jetty

A tourist boat at the jetty behind Taj Hotel Kochi.Not an additional mode of delivery by amazon.in

Boat on Paravur Lake

Boat on Paravur Lake, Kollam District, Kerala
A country Boat on Paravur Lake, Kollam District, Kerala

Taken from the Aquasserene Resort. The resort is surrounded on three sides by the Paravur backwaters. The Puttingal devi temple where the fire tragedy took place is only about 5 Kms from this place.

Matter of Luck

CA aspirants in front of an astrologer
CA aspirants in front of an astrologer

We all know that the pass percentage in CA examination is very low. It may be a matter of luck too. Otherwise, why should these CA aspirants from Ernakulam line up in front of an astrologer? (the board in Malayalam reads. ‘Jyotisham, Prasnam, Bhagyaratnam, Jyotisham classes etc’.)

Taken with iPhone 5

Simple composting idea

PVC composters
PVC composters

Mr.Ananthakrishnan from Palghat informs that the Marutharode Panchayat adjoining Palghat town has an innovative idea to encourage households to compost their organic waste. The local administration provides free of charge to every household two PVC pipes with a cap at one end. The open end can be embedded in the soil. Composting is initiated by adding a mixture of cow dung, curd and jaggery  with the first charge. Once the first pipe is filled, the second pipe is used. By the time the second one is also full, the composting in the first may be complete. The manure is taken out by simply lifting the pipe.

Neat idea!

Kerala State Pharmacy Council & the cemetery

The Kerala State Pharmacy Council overlooks a Cemetery. Is there a message in it? The council’s website is also no less foreboding.



Funny Signs

Interesting, Intriguing or just plain funny signs.Sign in Trivandrum

What is it that the latrine and the public Phone have in common? (Call of Nature and Public Call office?) This photo is taken in East Fort, Trivandrum, near the temple. The photo below is from Moore Market, Chennai.

Moore MarketThis is from Moore Market, Chennai, famous for second-hand good, antiques, books, etc.

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These signs are from ‘Saravana Bhavan’ at Angamally – Kerala. Kerala towns and highways are notorious for the lack of good vegetarian hotels. This one was a great releif right on NH 47 at Angamally (near Alway and Kalady) . If you are not satisfied by the dosas and idlies, you will at least be amused by these signboards.

Signs at Saravana - Angamally
Signs at Saravana - Angamally

Trivandrum, God’s Own Capital

Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy TempleLord Vishnu, reclining on the serpent, Anantha, is the presiding deity of Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. The temple in East Fort forms the hub of the city. The erstwhile rulers of Travancore, dedicated everything to the Lord and vowed to rule as His servants.